Claire: The little girl who climbed to the top and changed the way women dress

Claire: The little girl who climbed to the top and changed the way women dress


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The true story of Claire McCardell, fashion designer from the 20th century, who changed the way women dress and created the American look. This pen and ink picture book will inspire any child (or person) with big dreams, especially those with a love of fashion.

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ISBN-13: 9781736725412
Publisher: Chandelier Street
Publication date: 05/24/2021
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 738,892
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Debra Scala Giokas loves clothes almost as much as words. A marketing communications professional, she earned a B.A. in English from Stony Brook University and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in the friendliest town on Long Island with her husband and their dog. This is her first book for children, and it's a dream come true. Visit

Mary Ryan Reeves always wanted to be a fashion designer. Her first job was as a model in Manhattan's Garment District. Mary graduated with a B.A. in Art Education from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, Claire McCardell's alma mater and hometown. She raised a family and taught art for 37 years. Now retired, Mary has more time to devote to her artistic interests and to contribute her award-winning talents to local community endeavors including The Claire McCardell Project.

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