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Robert Pattinson [NOOK Book]

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Here's everything you need to know about gorgeous Robert Pattinson. From his early days in amateur theater . . . to landing the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire . . . to the amazing moment he found out he would play Edward Cullen in the movie of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight!

Sigh over eight pages of glossy photos, be surprised by what Robert loves and loathes, and discover exactly what he looks for in a girlfriend in ...

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Overview

Here's everything you need to know about gorgeous Robert Pattinson. From his early days in amateur theater . . . to landing the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire . . . to the amazing moment he found out he would play Edward Cullen in the movie of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight!

Sigh over eight pages of glossy photos, be surprised by what Robert loves and loathes, and discover exactly what he looks for in a girlfriend in this inside scoop on a megawatt star!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061935831
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

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Robert Pattinson EPB

Chapter One

Rob's Dazzling Roots

"Twelve was a turning point, as I moved to a mixed school, and then I became cool and discovered hair gel."
-Robert Pattinson

Robert Thomas-Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in Barnes, a suburb of London, the capital of England. London has been a major settlement for over two thousand years, and is one of the world's leading centers for business, finance, and culture. It has a widely diverse population-more than three hundred languages are spoken in London. Robert grew up in an affluent and rather secluded area near the Thames River, full of rich culture and elegant houses. And yes, we can thank his London upbringing for that amazingly sexy accent!

Lucky for Robert, two of his passions-music and theater-are significant influences in Barnes. The recording studio Olympic Studios, one of the town's prominent attractions, has hosted some of the biggest stars of pop and rock music, from the Beatles to Madonna to Coldplay. Another tourist site is the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, which has become a key name in art and fringe theater. The Old Sorting Office hosts both art exhibits and theater productions, all open to the public. A teenage Robert played key roles in the Old Sorting Office's stage productions. After spending his early years in an area so supportive of the arts, it's no surprise that Robert has quickly risen to such heights in his acting career.

Robert is the youngest of three kids in the Pattinson family, and the only son. He has two older sisters. Elizabeth is three years older than he is, and Victoria is five years older. Robert's father,Richard, is a secondhand car dealer who specializes in importing vintage cars from America, and when Rob was growing up, his mother, Clare, worked for a modeling agency. Perhaps she's even the one who encouraged Rob to pursue the modeling he's done at various parts of his career.

Robert's dad loves that his son is involved in a creative profession. According to Robert: "My dad said to me the other day, 'I really am an artistic person.' I was shocked as I never saw him as creative. I think me and my sisters are living out that side of him as my sister is another creative person. She's a songwriter." Robert's sister Elizabeth, better known as Lizzy, has established herself in the music industry in England. Lizzy is both a singer and a songwriter. A scout from EMI, one of the "big four" major record labels, discovered her when she was seventeen. It seems that the Pattinson family's creative talents spring up strongly in their teenage years, because Robert, too, got his big break at age seventeen. In the United Kingdom, Lizzy is the songwriting brains-and often the onstage talent-behind a number of bands that are known for hitting the top of the charts with catchy pop tunes.

Lizzy has performed with the band Aurora UK, which is a trio based in London. Lizzy's bandmates are the keyboardist Simon Greenaway and guitarist Sacha Collisson; Lizzy is the singer of the group. The dance band's debut single was "Dreaming," and their first album, released in 2002, was titled the same. In fact, Lizzy can fill in her younger brother on the peaks and pitfalls of skyrocketing fame, because by the time she was eighteen, Aurora UK had had not one but two Top Twenty hits: "Dreaming" and "The Day It Rained Forever."

Aurora UK toured throughout the United Kingdom, North America, and Europe. They played in many major music venues, and the concert crowds often numbered more than 100,000 screaming fans! Lizzy recently collaborated with Aurora UK again on a 2006 song called "Summer Son." Aurora UK isn't the only band Lizzy Pattinson sings for, though. She's also worked with Milk & Sugar, singing "Let the Sunshine In," which hit the number one spot on the Billboard Dance Chart.

Robert and Lizzy's middle sister, Victoria, isn't involved in the music or theater world, but she channels the Pattinson creativity in another way, putting it to good use in her job in advertising. Unfortunately for Robert, his sisters' creativity wasn't always beneficial to him. "Up until I was twelve my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as 'Claudia,'" he says. Growing up with two sisters might have had its pitfalls, but chances are it means Rob learned how to treat girls right early on. And anyway, "Twelve was a turning point, as I moved to a mixed school [a school with boys and girls], and then I became cool and discovered hair gel." Apparently trademark hair has been a part of Robert's persona ever since. At a press event promoting Twilight, a Washington Post reporter quizzed Robert on how he gets his artfully messy hair to stick up so perfectly. Robert laughed and said, "You just don't wash it. Ever."

Back to Robert's life history and the days in which he was first discovering hair gel . . . along with first discovering his talent for acting. The first school Robert attended was an all-boys school called the Tower House School. Tower House is located in a suburb close to Barnes, an area known for schools with high standards for excellence. Traditionally, a "tower house" could also be called a castle-a building built for either defense or for living in. The Tower House School is a preparatory school for boys ages four to thirteen. Music, art, and drama are considered a vital part of the Tower House School curriculum, and Robert got his first taste of acting while he was a student there. He began performing in school productions at age six. His roles included the King of Hearts (aww!) in a play written by one of the teachers called Spell for a Rhyme and Robert in William Golding's Lord of the Flies.

"He wasn't a particularly academic child but he always loved drama," said Caroline Booth, a school secretary, to the Evening Standard. "He was an absolutely lovely boy, everyone adored him. We have lots of lovely boys here but he was something special. He was very pretty, beautiful and blond." Even back then, people appreciated Rob's talents-and his undeniable cuteness. Caroline Booth continued, "I wouldn't say he was a star but he was very keen on our drama club. We're all so pleased that he's found something he really shines at."

Robert Pattinson EPB. Copyright (c) by Isabelle Adams . Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Not Worth It At All

    I think this is the first biographical book written about up-and-coming British actor Robert Pattinson, star of the soon-to-be-released projected smash hit "Twilight". However, it's a pity that the book does not do the poor guy justice at all. It is poorly written, with terrible editing, and rehashed photographs. Mostly it consists of secondhand information derived from past interviews and news clips that are widely available on YouTube and many other fansites. There is no new information here at all, it can all be found online if you have the patience to look. The author sounds like she is gushing unabashedly over Robert the whole time, which is understandable as it makes the reader believe she truly admires him - but it can also be incredibly annoying, as anyone who has ever taken a creative writing class would know - too many superlatives completely lessen the impact that the author is attempting to convey.<BR/><BR/>Still, I expect Pattinson fans to buy it, because no other book thus far exists with as much condensed information about Robert, and with a fast-widening fan base, there is clearly a niche to fill here. I do hope someone out there aims to come up with a much-better second, or third book, about him, he is a wonderful, wonderful actor with much to contribute to the craft, and he truly deserves to have his story told well. AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY, anyone? It really makes a big difference!

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2009

    Robert...Eternally Yours

    If you are a BIG fan of Robert Pattinson then this is the book for you! I learned so many new things about him and I thought that I knew everything. :) This book also gives many good websites that I was not familiar with that keeps you up to date with Robert Pattinson and any Twilight obsession that you may have. :)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Got this one for my sister

    My sister read this one i did not. She thinks hes hot. She really liked it. If you like him too im sure youll injoy it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!

    it gives you some insight on who he really is and i love learning new things about him!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    More than twilight

    Oh, please. Does ANYONE realize that Robert Pattinson has done more than that Twilight crap? Has anyone seen Water For Elephants? He's SO much cuter in that movie, and Reese Witherspoon's incredible.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Twilight lover

    I LOVE ROBERT PATTINSON HES SOOOOOO HOT!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    This is for you

    Thevtwilight fans should love one another as the characters themselves

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    What?

    What does that mean? Seriously dont you people know english

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    Robert pattinson exaucully yours

    I loved the book it was awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    AMAZING BOOK!! AMAZING ACTOR!! AMAZING MUSICIAN!! AMAZINGLY HOT!! SIMPLY AMAZING!!

    There are a lot of immature children ruining the ratings of this book just because they figured out how to write a review. Thats very sad little ones... I like Jake too, but lets be fair. Great book. Thank you!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    He is sooo HOT!!!!

    I love his movie remember me it made me cry so much though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Rob

    This goes to everyone out there who has said somthing bad about Robert Pattinson or about somone who like Rob, we don't care that u don't like Rob if u don't like him keep it to yourself. I personally really really really like Rob.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    He never smiles :(

    Iv never seen him smile on a cover

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Edward

    You people dont know what your saying jacob is ugly!!!!!!!!! EDWARD IS MORE THAN HOT!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    To lyndzee

    No nvm tell him to go to teen ink 2 then go to related titlesvan then to go to by this author and he'll find the book images by john myer rrm samie

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    I love him so much

    Wow wow wow wow

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    I LUV HIM!!!!!!

    hoe can you morons not like him!? he's the hottest guy in the world!!!!! if my best friend heard what you low lifes said she would go off on you!!!!!! you people suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you idiots don't know what your saying!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    poor robert

    he is so ugly!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    hate

    who would write a book about a harry potter betrayal, he betreyed harry potter to go to twilight

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2011

    Dont like him

    I DONT LIKE HIM WHY WOULD THEY MAKE A BOOK LIKE THIS HORRIBLE! GO TEAM JACOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOOOO TEAM EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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