Just being Jackie

by Cardillo, Margaret,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography qj E843.K4 C25 2018x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
Call Number  qj E843.K4 C25 2018x
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92O ONASSIS Car
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92O ONASSIS Car
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B KENNEDY
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Biography
Call Number  J B KENNEDY
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Biography J BIO KENNEDY ONASSIS
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography

A stunning and inspirational nonfiction picture book about the life and style of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis from Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos, the team that created Just Being Audrey. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Jackie Kennedy was an American icon of style and grace--but there was steel under that style. Her poise under fire, intelligence, and tireless work as First Lady earned her the respect of leaders worldwide and made her beloved by generations.

Jackie's legacy also extended beyond her time in public life. She was a talented journalist, a preservationist who secured the legacy of national landmarks, and an editor of award-winning books.

The creators of Just Being Audrey have brought us another insightful, dazzling book about the real woman behind the famous name, who was so much more than first appearances.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The life of Jacqueline Kennedy gets a stylish treatment here, but as the book shows, She was steel under all that beauty and style. Beginning with her girlhood love of horses, it follows Jackie as she travels, works for a newspaper, meets and marries John Kennedy, becomes an international icon as First Lady, and finds a life as a book editor following JFK's assassination. The text moves briskly but is sometimes careless. For instance, it was in France that President Kennedy called himself the man who accompanied Jackie to Paris, not in the U.S., as Cardillo states; it's a stretch to say that before her restoration of the White House, America's most historic home had no history in it; and an unlikely thought attributed to Jackie, I'm going to lead the country, is not sourced. But the text does reveal her spirit, and readers will be attracted by watercolor-and-ink pictures that charm throughout. Kennedy's sparkle is apparent, whether she's reading or chatting with dignitaries. A two-page spread of Jackie in different outfits will make fashionistas swoon. An enticing introduction.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Cardillo follows up her debut picture book, Just Being Audrey, also illustrated by Denos, with another biography of an important woman from history. She begins with young Jacqueline Bouvier's fall off a horse: "She dusted herself off and got right back on. She was tougher than she looked... and knew how to stand out in a crowd without saying a word." Cardillo focuses on Jackie's early career as a journalist-a pursuit that was unconventional for women of her era. Her marriage to Jack Kennedy and his election to the presidency leads to her efforts to revitalize the White House and to help build diplomacy worldwide. Denos's fluid, mixed-media art faithfully captures Jackie's intellectual curiosity and love of reading as a child; her sophisticated, understated style as First Lady; and her professional prowess as an editor. She subtly conveys the moment of President Kennedy's assassination through the drifting of red rose petals from Jackie's bouquet into an inky gray spread. End notes from the author and illustrator offer a personal touch to this affectionate story of a figure of substance and grace. Ages 4-8. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, -- 1929-1994 -- Juvenile literature.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, -- 1929-1994.
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
First ladies.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher New York, NY :Balzer + Bray,2018
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Jackie
Contributors Denos, Julia, illustrator.
Audience Ages 4-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780062485021
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