Rosie O'Donnell: America's Favorite Grown-up Kid

Rosie O'Donnell: America's Favorite Grown-up Kid

by Tanya Lee Stone

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Children's Literature
From her early childhood, Roseanne O'Donnell knew that she wanted to make people laugh. However, at ten, her storybook childhood was shattered by her mother's death. Because her father was consumed with grief, Rosie took on many of the responsibilities of rearing her four siblings and caring for her grandmother. Television became her solace, and Rosie's passion for entertaining grew. After a year and a half of college, Rosie struck out to find her place in acting. Finally breaks starting coming her way, and she found her place in the hearts of Americans. Rosie's capacity to love and nurture others, especially children, spread from her career into her private life. She has three adopted children who are the light of her life. In this high-interest, low vocabulary biography, children are introduced to the person behind the loveable character they see on television and in the movies. Part of the "Gateway Biographies" series, this book follows the same layout as others in the series—48 pages, photographs as illustrations, a table of contents, bibliographical notes, timeline and index. 2000, Millbrook Press, $22.90. Ages 8 to 15. Reviewer: J. B. Petty

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Gateway Biography Series
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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