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Smile : how young Charlie Chaplin taught the world to laugh (and cry) / Gary Golio ; illustrated by Ed Young.

Golio, Gary (author). Young, Ed (illustrator).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria jB CHA (Text) 37521530920430 AMPL Juvenile New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza JB CHA (Text) 840191002704080 Auburn Plaza - Children's New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763697617
  • ISBN: 0763697613
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
Once there was a little slip of a boy who roamed the streets of London, hungry for life (and maybe a bit of bread). His dad long gone and his actress mother ailing, five-year-old Charlie found himself onstage one day taking his mum’s place, singing and drawing laughs amid a shower of coins. There were times in the poorhouse and times spent sitting in the window at home with Mum, making up funny stories about passersby. And when Charlie described a wobbly old man he saw in baggy clothes, with turned-out feet and a crooked cane, his mother found it sad, but Charlie knew that funny and sad go hand in hand. With a lyrical text and exquisite collage imagery, Gary Golio and Ed Young interpret Charlie Chaplin’s path from his childhood through his beginnings in silent film and the creation of his iconic Little Tramp. Keen-eyed readers will notice a silhouette of the Little Tramp throughout the book that becomes animated with a flip of the pages. An afterword fills in facts about the beloved performer who became one of the most famous entertainers of all time.
Target Audience Note:
Age Range: 8-12 years
Grade Level: 3-7
Subject: Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 > Juvenile literature.
Motion picture actors and actresses > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Motion picture producers and directors > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977.
Actors and actresses.
Producers and directors.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Film.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Theater & Musicals.

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