Who Was Lucille Ball? – Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illustrated by Gregory Copeland

51nogylial   Who Was Lucille Ball? – Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illustrated by  Gregory Copeland, Grosset & Dunlap, (9780451533630), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  3

What did you like about the book?  This is an introduction to the life and career of Lucille Ball.  The book does a good job at covering her early life, her break into show business, the huge success of I Love Lucy, her marriage and children.  The plentiful line illustrations complement the text.  As with other books in the series, there are also other informative boxes including related subjects such as “Vaudeville,” “The Birth Of Television,” and “Sitcoms in the Seventies.”  The book includes a timeline of Ball’s life as well as a bibliography for further reading.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This would be a good choice for a biography report or for readers who enjoy reruns of I Love Lucy.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Biographies

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:            2/5/17             

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