Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jennifer!: Film Star Jennifer Lawrence.

Burlingame, Jeff.  Jennifer!: Film Star Jennifer Lawrence.  Enslow      2014  48p  $21.54  ISBN 978-0-7660-4170-7  elem/ms  series: Sizzling Celebrities Biography  VG     

Upper-level elementary students who enjoy pop and movie stars will appreciate this new title on actress Jennifer Lawrence.  Students will gain a better understanding of Jennifer’s upbringing in Louisville, Kentucky, as she developed her acting talent.  From Louisville to New York, Jennifer showed determination and confidence to make it as an actress.  The author touches upon Jennifer’s rise to stardom through a television role on The Bill Engvall Show to movie roles in films including Garden Party, The Poker House, The Burning Plain, Winter’s Bone, Like Crazy, The Beaver, X-Men: First Class, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, House at the End of the Street, and Silver Linings Playbook.

The author includes color photographs,
a list of recommended books and Internet addresses, and an index. 

For schools
that use Accelerated Reader, an existing test is available for students to take (AR Quiz #162386).  Each title in this series of seven books (as of the time of this review) is written in a magazine-like style, offering an in-depth look at the celebrity's early life, career, and achievements.  Celebrities include Adele, Demi Lovato, Drake, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, and Josh H.

Summary: “Read about Jennifer's early life, how she got started in acting, and her future plans.”    

Lawrence, Jennifer                                    --Charleen Forba-Mayer

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