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British star Robert Pattinson took a bite out of audiences when he starred in the hit vampire movie Twilight. But acting wasn't Robert's first love he really wanted to be a musician. Learn more about the life of Hollywood's newest heartthrob.

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British star Robert Pattinson took a bite out of audiences when he starred in the hit vampire movie Twilight. But acting wasn't Robert's first love he really wanted to be a musician. Learn more about the life of Hollywood's newest heartthrob.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amanda MacGregor
"Twi-hards" looking to get their hands on anything they can about Robert Pattinson will be pleased about this title in the "Star Biographies" series. Roughly half the book covers Pattinson's life before making it big in the movie Twilight. Raised in suburban London, Pattinson was a troublemaker at school and ultimately expelled at age twelve from a preparatory school in London. The new school he attended allowed him to foster his love of music and acting. Pattinson went from acting in school plays to joining a local theatre company, where he was discovered by an agent. His first big role was in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but it was his role as brooding vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight that made him an instant celebrity. The author discusses the fan mania surrounding Pattinson, his meteoric rise to success, his much-talked about hair, and his upcoming projects. Devoted fans will probably enjoy this despite its slight content, which covers basic facts. This series may attract older teen readers interested in the stars, but the wholesome content and writing level are aimed at more of a tween audience. Short chapters, bright colors, a varied layout, quotes from interviews, sidebars, and ample pictures make this short book a quick read. A glossary, further reading, index, and links to internet sites via the publisher's FactHound website are included. Reviewer: Amanda MacGregor
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-These fluffy biographies are visually attractive but have little substance. The bold graphics and colorful sidebars give the series a teen-magazine feel, with topics such as hairstyles and fashion choices at the forefront. Short, simple sentences discuss family background, career highlights, and other personal bits of information that generally stick to more positive, less controversial topics. Tweens looking for fun browsing will be drawn to these books, but that's about their only use.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429637299
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Star Biographies Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Besel has the best job in the world—writing and editing books for kids! Her book The Captivating, Creative, Unusual History of Comic Books was a 2011 notable book from the National Council for the Social Studies, the Children's Book Council, and the TriState Young Adult Review Committee. It was also a 2010 VOYA honor book. Jen reads, writes, and plays in Mankato, Minnesota, with her husband and two sons.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Fan Frenzy 4

Chapter 2 Life in London 8

Chapter 3 Bitten by the Acting Bug 14

Chapter 4 The Role of a Lifetime 20

Chapter 5 A Breakout Star 26

Glossary 30


Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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