Taylor Swift: Country Pop Hit Maker

Overview

You may know that singing sensation Taylor Swift has won over fans of both pop and country music. But did you know that Taylor:

Used to help out on her family's Christmas tree farm by pulling bugs off the trees? Yuck!

Won a national poetry contest in fourth grade with her poem "Monster in My Closet"?

Thought of the melody for her hit song "Tim McGraw" in her ninth-grade math ...

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Overview

You may know that singing sensation Taylor Swift has won over fans of both pop and country music. But did you know that Taylor:

Used to help out on her family's Christmas tree farm by pulling bugs off the trees? Yuck!

Won a national poetry contest in fourth grade with her poem "Monster in My Closet"?

Thought of the melody for her hit song "Tim McGraw" in her ninth-grade math class and sang into her phone in the school bathroom so she wouldn't forget it?

Want to know more about the life of this talented celebrity? Read on to learn all about Taylor's childhood, family, career, boyfriends, favorite things, and more!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Pamela Barr Lichty
Changing words to nursery songs and winning a national poetry contest while in the fourth grade were early hints of the great success Taylor Swift would find as a singer and song writer. At each turn, the young girl determined what would improve her chances to become a success, and Nelson details decisions to move toward country music, to make a demo CD and relentlessly attempt to place it with a company, to learn to play guitar and pass up opportunities that required mimicking others in a chatty, never preachy, way. Taylor's lifelong determination and high personal standards, as well as her family's unwavering support, will inspire young people to reach for their dream. Brightly colored layouts, glam photos, and captions add interest to this successful young woman's life story, and text boxes clarify music industry lingo. The narrative, written in natural, conversational tone, offers a solid introduction to biography, and text features such as Source Notes, Index and cited photos will provide good examples for the literacy curriculum. This entry in the "Pop Culture Bios: Super Singers" series will resonate with third to sixth grade readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467702393
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 515,579
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 Little Girl with a Big Imagination 8

Chapter 2 On to Nashville 12

Chapter 3 Becoming a Star 18

Chapter 4 Megastar 22

Taylor Pics! 28

Source Notes 30

More Taylor Info 30

Index 31

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