Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

by Stephanie Watson
     
 

This contemporary biography series profiles the lives of some of today's most prominent newsmakers; whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention.; This book covers the life and career of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. The book traces Oliver's childhood in Essex,

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This contemporary biography series profiles the lives of some of today's most prominent newsmakers; whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention.; This book covers the life and career of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. The book traces Oliver's childhood in Essex, England, where he dropped out of school due to dyslexia and went on to culinary school. The title then details Oliver's rise to fame as a tel; Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture. Through quotations from the individual profiled as well

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420508864
Publisher:
Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/22/2013
Series:
People in the News Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 16 Years

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