Who was the real Charlie Chaplin? Kids will learn all about the comic genius who created "The Little Tramp"!
Charlie Chaplin sang on a London stage for the first time at the age of five. Performing proved to be his salvation, providing a way out of a life of hardship and poverty. Success came early and made Chaplin one of the best loved people in the United States until the McCarthy witch hunts drove Chaplin from his adopted country. This is a moving portrait of a multi-talented man—actor, director, writer, even music composer—and the complicated times he lived in.
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Patricia Brennan Demuth is the author of Who Was Bill Gates?, What Was Ellis Island?, and What Was Pearl Harbor?
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Who Was Charlie Chaplin?
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Who Was Charlie Chaplin? by Patricia Brennan Demuth is one of my favorites of the series. It goes into so much detail of his life and movies. His childhood was so bad and it goes into how, where, why and it had me almost in tears. His life was such a struggle until he came to America and made it in movies. This is a book of perseverance, hope, love, hardships, rags to riches-literally, and talent. I truly think this is one of the top 5 books of the series. It touched my heart as he touched so many funny bones. I got this book from the library.