Mary-Kate & Ashley: Our Story: The Official Biography

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Here's your big chance to find out absolutely everything about the most famous twins on the planet! Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen give you the inside scoop on:What it's really like to be superstars!Their whole family-including big brother Trent and little sis Lizzie.How they got started in show business.Their fave things to do with their friends.What it's like being twins.Their secret crushes!(shhh...)

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Overview

Here's your big chance to find out absolutely everything about the most famous twins on the planet! Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen give you the inside scoop on:What it's really like to be superstars!Their whole family-including big brother Trent and little sis Lizzie.How they got started in show business.Their fave things to do with their friends.What it's like being twins.Their secret crushes!(shhh...)

So get rady to get real with Mary-Kate and Ashley!

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061075698
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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Chapter 1

The Real Mary-Kate and Ashley

Maybe you think that Mary-Kate and Ashley are such big stars that you don't have a lot in common with them. But you and the girls are probably more alike than you think!

"We do everything other kids do," says MaryKate. "We go to school, shop with our friends, and have sleepovers."

"Our friends and teachers treat us just like regular kids," Ashley agrees.

The girls take trips to the mall, rush out to catch a new movie, and love seeing musicals. They used to take piano lessons but gave them up for soccer and cheerleading. They have crushes on celebrities—and guys at school. They listen to the music of 'N Sync and go to concerts with their friends.

Mary-Kate and Ashley were born on June 13, 1986. (Ashley is the older twin by two minutes!) They've grown up in suburban Los Angeles with their brother, Trent, who is two years older, and sister, Elizabeth, who is three years younger. Their parents are divorced, and the Olsen kids divide their time between living with their dad and with their mom. Their dad, Dave, is a mortgage broker. Their mom, Jarnette (Jamie), used to dance with the Los Angeles Ballet.

"Trent is a typical big brother," Mary-Kate says. "'He helps us with our homework. He likes to be our protector. But he also likes to tease us. He's great at drawing, and at sports, too. He plays soccer, baseball, and basketball. And he loves computer games!"

Lizzie, the younger sister, stands up for herself and is very independent. Right now, Lizzie is performing in school plays and. really likes to act. She's starting to do professional work as an actress, too.She's already made her first commercial!

Mary-Kate and Ashley also have a new sister and brother from their dad's second marriage to McKenzie Olsen. Taylor is two and a half years old, and Jake is one and a half. "It's great having little kids to play with," Ashley says. "We help out with babysitting a lot. With so many kids around, the house gets really crazy sometimes. But we like it!"

"Our family is probably a lot like everyone else's," Mary-Kate says. "Sometimes we argue. You know how it goes: One minute everyone is watching TV. The next, a fight breaks out over the remote control. But most of the time, we get along great. We're very close and we stand up for each other. And we all share our stuff. But the rule is you have to ask before borrowing something!"

When all the kids were little, they played house together. Trent would play the dad. Lizzie always had to be the family pet.

But they could have used one of their real pets instead! Over the years, there have been plenty of animals in the Olsen household: Dogs, cats, birds, turtles, and hamsters. Now, the kids have a Teacup Yorkie named Lucy at their mom's house and two dogs at their dad's house. Mary-Kate also has two horses, CD and Star. She stables them at a nearby ranch.

Horseback riding is definitely Mary-Kate's favorite activity. "I love horseback riding. I'd go for a riding lesson every day if I could," she says. Recently, Mary-Kate won an overall first-place medal at a horse show. She competes in categories like grooming and jumping.

While Mary-Kate is riding, Ashley keeps busy with dance class and tennis lessons. Her love of dance is something she inherited from her mother. Together, the girls study kickboxing. For Ashley, it's great mental and physical exercise. "'And it's good for self-defense, too," Mary-Kate adds.

Both girls have very close friends whom they see all the time. They each have their own special friends, of course, but they also have good friends in common. Mary-Kate and Ashley and their friends go Rollerblading, to the mall, to the beach, to Disneyland or to an amusement park called Knott's Berry Farm. "The best part is that we're finally tall enough to be able to go on all the rides," says Ashley. "We ride every roller coaster there is!"

Once the girls took all their friends to Magic Mountain to film a roller coaster scene for their video, You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Birthday Party. To get the scene, the whole group had to ride the roller coaster eight times in a row! "We all got so dizzy we could hardly stand," Ashley remembers.

"Sometimes we hang out with our friends at our house," Mary-Kate says. "'There's always something fun to do. Especially swimming! We have a pool in the backyard. Ashley and I learned to swim when we were very little—and we love it!"

The girls have had many awesome birthday parties in their backyard, too. Sometimes their parents hired disc jockeys to spin records and teach the. girls new dances. They've also rented an inflatable Moonbounce for the kids to bounce in. Of course, there was always plenty of food and games-and swimming!

"Next to birthday parties, we love sleepovers with our friends," Mary-Kate says. "We love to stay up late. We dance and sing, watch videos, tell ghost stories, and make our own custom pizzas. We have a blast!"

Ashley and Mary-Kate have rooms at both their mom's and their dad's places. At their dad's, the rooms are down the hall from each other. Ashley's room is fully decorated. Mary-Kate has been so busy with her horses lately that she hasn't really done much with hers yet. But she's starting to pick furniture from a catalog.

Both girls have put up posters on their walls. They display lots of pictures, too, from their days on Full House, their travels, and their TV show Two of a Kind. They also have plenty of photos of their family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2007

    the best book

    i think this book is awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2005

    Fantasico!

    Perfecto! I think this book was da bomb! I would recomend this book to my grandma! It actually stunk like cheese!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2005

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's book

    This was a good book! I learned alot about their life! They are Sooo Cool!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2004

    Mary-Kate and Ashley are so cool!

    This biography told you everything. I used it for a book report I had to do. My teacher loved it! The pictures in it were also cute. All Mary-Kate and Ashley fans should read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2003

    BEST BIO EVER!!!

    This book was the best! I read it all on the way home!! I just LOVE Mary-Kate and Ashley!!! READ IT TODAY!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2003

    It's Awsome

    I loved it I read some of it at a book store and it was great ! also a good book April Fools Rules

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2002

    its great!!

    this is one of the best books i have ever read!!i love these cleabs and if your like me you will love this book also. trust me you will love it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2001

    Best book ever!!!!!!

    This book tells you the inside scoop about Mary-kate and Ashley.I think they hade a great life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2001

    Our Story

    Tells the inside on Marykate and Ashley.When they were little to growing up this book tells you all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2001

    WHAT WAS THAT MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY???!!!

    They should have more INFO about them!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2001

    It's not too interesting

    I think this book should have more info. The twins are also have too much stuff about them already like dolls and their own magazine, but well.....they're really talented anyway.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2001

    A really cool book

    This book has so much stuff about the twins that I never knew. You have to get this book if u like Mary-kate and Ashley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2001

    the bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i bought this book and it has things i have never heard of!if ur planning to buy it hurry

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2000

    Our Life

    I think that the book was great but the title is kind of not so great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2000

    Fab Book! Olsen Twins Are At It Again! Great!!

    Mary-Kate and Ashley's Official Biography, with exclusive never before seen pics of the twins and family out of the Olsen Family Albom! This book is a must have for any Olsen Fan!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2000

    Mary-kate and Ashley Olsen do it again.

    America's favorite twins write about...well thier story.It is great.If you like the Olsen twins then this book is for you.

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