Friday, October 28, 2011

Schuman, Michael. Tina Fey.

Schuman, Michael. Tina Fey.
Enslow 2011 112p 31.93

People To Know Today VG

A biography of the very successful comedian, screen writer and actor Tina Fey. From her years as a somewhat ‘mean girl’ in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, to her multitude of successes as a comedy writer, this mid-level biography documents Tina Fey’s life to date. Written for elementary and middle school students, the author often takes the time to clarify the many television and recent history references that mark the milestones of Ms. Fey’s timeline. For example, what the TV shows “The Honeymooners” and “The Flintstones” were, and how “The Flintstones” was in fact a cartoon version of “The Honeymooners.” Along with the brief history of 60’s television, readers also get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to produce a television show, live, such as “Saturday Night Live.”
This book is well written and has many photographs appropriately placed within the book.
This series of biographies is complete in 16 titles. If they are all comparable, this is a well written, illustrated and documented series that upper elementary and middle school students will enjoy reading.
Highly recommended for addition to any elementary school, middle school or public library collection. Fisher, Lynn

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