Shania Twain

Shania Twain

by Jill C. Wheeler

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Children's Literature
Shania Twain is the story of the popular country singer who was determined to become a singer at a young age. Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Windsor,Ontario, Canada in the year 1965. From an early age, her singing talent was apparent. In the first grade she performed "Take Me Home Country Roads" for her class. Although the family didn't have much money and there were five children to support, Twain's parents encouraged her singing talent and even managed to pay for singing lessons when they could afford it. Tragedy struck in 1987 when Twain's parents were killed in a car crash. At the age of just twenty-two, she became head of the family and supported her younger siblings through singing jobs. In 1991, Twain signed a recording contract with Mercury Records, and the rest is history. In 2000, she was named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music Awards. Author Wheeler does a nice job of describing Twains' early years, difficulties and rise to stardom. The color photographs show Twain in various poses and dress, but they are all of her. A greater variety of photographs including family and life away from the stage would have been a nice touch. 2001, ABDO Publishing, Yannuzzi

Product Details

ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
Star Tracks Set 1 Series
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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