Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of pop singer and songwriter Bruno Mars! This book describes Mars's childhood in Hawaii, family, education, and rise to fame. From his early Elvis impersonations to his high school band, readers will follow Mars's career as he moved to Los Angeles to pursue music. Readers will learn how Mars started out writing songs for famous artists, including Flo Rida, Matisyahu, B.o.B., and Travie McCoy, which eventually led to release of Mars's first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, featuring hit songs "The Lazy Song" and "Grenade." From writing and recording songs to performing live concerts around the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer and songwriter! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Marian Anderson broke through discrimination and racism to become one of the greatest classical singers of all time. Her exceptional talent allowed her to travel to many countries to perform, showing the world firsthand that the color of one's skin does not determine one's talent or inner strength.
This title examines the fascinating life of Eminem. Readers will learn about Eminem's childhood, family, education, rise to fame, trouble with drugs and the law, his time in rehab, as well as controversies over his lyrics and songs. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Eminem's early interest in music and talent in songwriting that led to his freestyle raps and eventually the release of his albums Infinite, The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, Encore, Relapse, and Recovery. Eminem's acting debut in the move 8 Mile, his Grammy Awards, and his Oscar for Best Original Song are also described. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
A biography of American writer Ernest Hemingway, examining his international adventures and succinct style of writing, as well as some of his greatest works.
A biography of Spanish-born artist Pablo Picasso, examining his development of the Cubist style and his social commentary, as well as many of his greatest paintings.
Beyoncé is a dynamic, talented singer and actress. This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Beyoncé moved from singing with Girl's Tyme and Destiny's Child to building a solo career. Her work in movies and her personal life are also included. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Carrie Underwood is a famous, talented singer. This book introduces her childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Carrie's early talent for performing led her to become the fourth American Idol winner in 2005. American Idol is described in detail, as well as the start of Carrie's singing career. Also included are Carrie's awards, including her two Grammy wins, as well as her personal life. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.