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California dreamin'

by Bagieu, Pénélope,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Graphic Novels GN Bag
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Graphic Novel GN 741.5 Bagi
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-NF 782.4216 ELLIOT Cass Bag
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA GRAPHIC BAGIE
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Penn Hills Library Youth Y 741.59 BAG
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California Dreamin' from Pénélope Bagieu depicts Mama Cass as you've never known her, in this poignant graphic novel about the remarkable vocalist who rocketed The Mamas & the Papas to stardom.

Before she was the legendary Mama Cass of the folk group The Mamas and the Papas, Ellen Cohen was a teen girl from Baltimore with an incredible voice, incredible confidence, and incredible dreams. She dreamed of being not just a singer but a star. Not just a star--a superstar. So, at the age of nineteen, at the dawn of the sixties, Ellen left her hometown and became Cass Elliot.

At her size, Cass was never going to be the kind of girl that record producers wanted on album covers. But she found an unlikely group of co-conspirators, and in their short time together this bizarre and dysfunctional band recorded some of the most memorable songs of their era. Through the whirlwind of drugs, war, love, and music, Cass struggled to keep sight of her dreams, of who she loved, and--most importantly--who she was.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Before she was Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas, she was Ellen Cohen, whose parents ran a Baltimore deli and fostered her love of music. French graphic novelist Bagieu (Exquisite Corpse, 2015) tells Cass' pre-fame story from the perspectives of many who knew her. Her little sister says it was her arrival that made Ellen eat and eat to please their parents. A classmate believes Ellen when, the day they met, she tells him she's going to be a star. Later, Michelle Phillips wishes Cass saw her as a friend, not a rival, while John Phillips insists Cass has no place in their band a fight he loses when a record executive declares it's Cass who makes their sound complete. This testimonial approach a woman's story told by everyone but her works, thanks to Bagieu's fascination with her subject. Her pencil-sketched characters are distinctive and emotive (and occasionally high and big-eyed), while their lively world is storybook-cute and highly referential to the music Cass made so familiar. Have headphones at the ready.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Elliot, Cass, -- 1941-1974 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Singers -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Biographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First American edition.
Other Titles California dreamin'.
California dreaming
Contributors McGuinness, Nanette, translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the French.
Notes Translation of: California dreamin'.
"Cass Elliot before the Mamas & the Papas"--Cover.
Description 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 268).
ISBN 9781626725461
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