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Barbie developer : Ruth Handler / Lee Slater.

Slater, Lee, 1969- (author.).
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  • 13 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville Y 688.7221 SLATER (Text) 34706001592007 Childrens Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton C 680 SLA (Text) 36806010291407 CHILDRENS NON-FICTION Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett JPIC TECHNOLOGY (Text) 30010170811973 Juvenile Picture Books Available -
Greentown Children's Library - Greentown EB HANDLER, RUTH (Text) 75342000339240 Junior Biography Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood JBIO HANDLER (Text) 36626103737102 JUV Biographies Available -
Kirklin PL - Kirklin j338.4 Sla (Text) 34123000191312 Children's Library, 1st Floor Available -
North Madison Co PL - Frankton Comm. Library J 338.4 SLA (Text) 30419200600597 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
North Madison Co PL - Ralph E. Hazelbaker Library (Summitville) J 338.4 SLA (Text) 30419300521008 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster J 338.4 SLA (Text) 72436000105629 J Nonfiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City J 3-4 338.4 SLATER (Text) 30403002169464 Childrens - Non-Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781624039744
  • Physical Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the developer of the Barbie doll, Ruth Handler. Follow the story of Handlers early work with her husband Elliott making and selling plastic products, their collaboration with Harold Matson to form Mattel, Handlers inspiration for a new kind of doll, and the company's introduction of Barbie in 1959. Readers will follow Barbies evolution through the ensuing decades as Handler continuously reinvented Barbie to appeal to new generations. Learn how Barbies are made, who came up with the name, the role of the Mickey Mouse Club in Barbie's success, and about other Mattel products. Handlers family and her retirement as president from Mattel and her subsequent work for cancer survivors with her new company Nearly Me is also covered. Sidebars, historic photos, and a glossary enhance reader's understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, a timeline and fun facts.
Target Audience Note:
810 Lexile.
Subject: Handler, Ruth > Juvenile literature.
Dollmakers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Barbie dolls > Juvenile literature.
Mattel, Inc. > Juvenile literature.

Growing Up
Into The World
Mattel Creations Is Born
Bye-Bye Baby Dolls
Barbie's Relative
Barbie Reflects Culture
Work & Play
Life Of A Barbie Doll
The Barbie Business
Real Life
Handler's Legacy
Timeline 28(2)
Glossary 30(1)
Websites 31(1)
Index 32

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