Josephine

Josephine

Price
£10.99

Publishing Date
01/02/2014

ISBN
9781452103143

Josephine
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Price
£10.99

Format
Hardcover

Age Range
7-9 Years

Publishing Date
01/02/2014

Pages
104 pages

Height
254mm

Width
203mm

Illustrations
Full-colour illustrations throughout

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa

ISBN
9781452103143

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Josephine

The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker


In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine’s powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.


About the Author(s)
Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson

Patricia Hruby Powell danced throughout the Americas and Europe with her dance company, One Plus One, before becoming a writer of children's books. She has marveled at the spirit, courage and beauty of Josephine Baker for a long time and while visiting schools as a storyteller/ author and working as a librarian, she realised what a great role model Josephine could be to young people.

Christian Robinson remembers the first time he saw Paul Colin's illustration of Josephine dancing in a banana skirt. He was inspired then, at the age of 13. Years later he is still inspired by Josephine and never imagined being given the opportunity to share her story through illustrations of his own.

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