Jamie Oliver

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Voya Reviews, April 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 1) - Blake Norby
These three books from the People in the News series include biographical information about celebrities with varying degrees of popularity in the 21st century. Each volume begins with an introduction that describes generally the celebrity’s influence and continues with chapters chronicling their personal lives and professional careers in more detail. Quotes from the subject and his/her family and friends are included throughout the volumes to add a personal touch to each life story. Amy Poehler begins with her early school career before recounting her comedic rise to fame through improv groups and television shows, and it skims through her personal life. James Cameron begins by showing how the director’s childhood influenced his later success and continues into his filmography with a short description of his personal life. Jamie Oliver begins by describing the influence his family had on his career as a chef and continues chronicling his rise in fame while preserving his closest relationships with his family and friends. These books are filled with relevant dates and events for each person’s life, though most of the information lacks detail or in-depth analysis. The biographies of Amy Poehler and James Camerson give very little information about their personal lives, which is what most teen readers want to know about, while Jamie Oliver’s volume focuses on how his personal life influenced his career as a celebrity chef. Of the three, Amy Poehler’s biography is likely to get the most attention from teen readers, while only readers with specific interests will choose either of the other volumes. This series is an adequate choice for a middle school library needing to bulk up its biography section, but there are other options for more detailed accounts. (People in the News) Reviewer: Blake Norby; Ages 11 to 15.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420508864
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 5/9/2014
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Watson

STEPHANIE WATSON is an independent scholar who has written and contributed to numerous works, including World of Genetics and Science and Its Times. She is the author of The Urinary System, and coauthor of The Endocrine System, both in Greenwood's Human Body Systems series.

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