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Heath Ledger: Talented Actor

Heath Ledger: Talented Actor

by Stephanie Watson
     
 

Lives Cut Short offers a well-rounded look at influential figures in pop culture who met tragic, untimely deaths. Each title covers biographical information as well as career challenges and successes of these remarkable personalities.

Essential Library

Biographies, historic events, current debates, and social issues are all an essential part of the curriculum.

Overview

Lives Cut Short offers a well-rounded look at influential figures in pop culture who met tragic, untimely deaths. Each title covers biographical information as well as career challenges and successes of these remarkable personalities.

Essential Library

Biographies, historic events, current debates, and social issues are all an essential part of the curriculum. Readers can meet these research needs with the Essential Library, a well-researched, well-written, and beautifully designed imprint.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Butler
In 2000, Heath Ledger's career was taking off with the filming of A Knight's Tale, and he was expected to work promoting it. He had already acted in major Hollywood films. The media wanted to promote him as a "teenage hunk," but he loved playing characters like the Dark Knight and the ranch hand in Brokeback Mountain. He was born in Perth, Australia and spent his childhood swimming, surfing, and playing hockey. He loved musicals and dance films and acting in live theater performances. He acted in several roles in Australia before moving to Los Angeles, where he played Mel Gibson's son in The Patriot. He went on to the starring role in Spider-Man. Then came others as The Four Feathers, Monster's Ball, The Brothers Grimm, Lords of Dogtown, Candy, I'm Not There, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. This book is part of the "Lives Cut Short" series. Reviewer: Naomi Butler
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—These titles offer thoughtful overviews of pop-culture icons who died of unnatural causes. Name recognition will likely make the books appealing to young audiences. Each biography discusses the subject's early life, providing details that give insight into later success and troubles and maintaining a laudatory tone that focuses on the individual's artistic achievements and hard work to achieve fame. Details explaining that Jack Nicholson warned Heath Ledger about the Joker role, that young Michael Jackson never got to play with his peers, that John Lennon had no musical training, or that Tupac Shakur was a standout student in high school are bound to resonate with readers. Numerous photos and sidebars appear throughout. Worthwhile resources for reports as well as popular reading.—Janet S. Thompson, Chicago Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604537895
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Series:
Lives Cut Short Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,200,529
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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