Just Being Audrey

Just Being Audrey


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ISBN-13: 9780061852831
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 241,865
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Margaret Cardillo holds degrees from Boston College and the University of Miami. Her first children’s book, Just Being Audrey, a biography of Audrey Hepburn, won the Florida Book Award Gold Medal. Margaret’s writing for the screen won a College Television Award and received several Best of Fest awards. A former children’s book editor, Margaret now teaches screenwriting at the University of Miami, and she lives nearby with her family. You can visit her online at www.margaretcardillo.com.

Julia Denos is the author-illustrator of Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color and the illustrator of several children’s books, including Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo, I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn, Dotty by Erica S. Perl, Grandma’s Gloves by Cecil Castellucci, and Letters to Leo by Amy Hest. Julia currently lives in Boston. You can visit her online at www.juliadenos.com.

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Just Being Audrey 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An adorable biography of an American icon. A must read for all young girls and their Moms and Grandmothers! This is what you want your daughter to grow up to be like! A great role model. Beautifully written and gorgeously illustrated!
JuJuBaker More than 1 year ago
Just Being Audrey proves to be one of those relatively rare cases where the author and illustrator are completely in synch regarding the theme and tone of the book. Author Margaret Cardillo writes like she has always known Audrey Hepburn by heart, and after extensive research by her and illustrator Julia Denos, the two artists bring her best qualities to life for a new generation of readers. To be kind above all, a message Hepburn's mother, a baroness, instilled in Audrey, is timely in our age of a disturbing increase in bullying as a result of ignorance of differences and issues of diversity. It is a welcome theme throughout the book and one that children respond very well to. Audrey always felt different, but with her mother's significant encouragement we learn how she turns her unique qualities into strength of character. It is her strength of spirit that forges an unforgettable film career as well as a life that is dedicated to her own cherished children and, later in life, to children around the globe through UNICEF. Just Being Audrey is a beautifully written and illustrated children's book and a special gift to older generations who have grown up loving Audrey Hepburn.
paulaanweiler on LibraryThing 24 days ago
I've always been inspired by the absolute glow from the inside out, that Audrey Hepburn shown, with her style, grace, and good will. This is a great tribute to the beautiful person that she became as she grows up "Just Being Audrey".
lekenned on LibraryThing 24 days ago
This was a really good biography about Audrey Hepburn. It talks about her childhood and her family's struggle to hide from the Nazi troops. This would be a great story to include when teaching about the Holocaust or famous people in history.
missbrandysue on LibraryThing 24 days ago
This is a narrative, juvenile biography of Audrey Hepburn. It's very sweet and puts a nice spin on the actress who was as talented off screen as she was on. The book really focuses more on her life off the screen, giving to others and working with UNICEF.I thought the biography was great for a beginner introduction to biographies for K-2. The timeline in the back is the only part that is more NF-fact oriented while the actual text is a non-fiction narraitve. A sweet story that has inspired me to rent the movies. The author and illustrator notes are worth reading, as well.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing 24 days ago
To me, Audrey Hepburn is the most beautiful, inspiring actress, but I had no idea that she had a difficult childhood. I also always thought acting was in her blood, but in actuality, she always wanted to be a ballerina. Her family had to hide in Holland from Nazi troops, but they were helped tremendously by UNICEF after the war was over. To pay thanks to this group, she became a spokesperson for UNICEF after retiring from her acting career. This book made me have more respect for Audrey Hepburn than I already had. This book is truly beautiful.
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Runningmommy More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are beautiful! They really capture the spirit of Audrey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i just thought it would be better.
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This is an incredible book, all should read it!