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Title:
George Lucas
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ISBN:
9780822549758

9780822596844
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Mn. : Lerner Publications, c2000.
Physical Description:
127 p. : illustrations.
Reading Level:
1090 L Lexile
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Summary:
Traces the life of the man who became well-known for his Star Wars movies, from his childhood in California to his career in films.
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Lerner Publications and the A&E Television Networks have teamed up to create Biography for young readers. With highly accessible text and engaging photographs, this engrossing collection offers in-depth profiles of some of the world's most interesting figures.


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Lerner Publications and the A&E Television Networks have teamed up to create Biography for young readers. With highly accessible text and engaging photographs, this engrossing collection offers in-depth profiles of some of the world's most interesting figures.


Reviews 6

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Two well-written series entries. John Glenn chronicles the former astronaut's life from his boyhood in Ohio through his military service, his career with NASA, and tenure in the Senate. George Lucas (which carries the disclaimer "unauthorized biography" on the verso of the title page) also discusses its subject's early years but a good portion of the book is devoted to his creation of the Star Wars films, which should interest young fans. Each volume is effectively illustrated with numerous black-and-white and color photographs. Lucas also includes a filmography.-Linda W. Tilden, Cherry Hill Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

These biographies examine the lives of four twentieth-century figures who achieved fame in vastly different fields (though two--Glenn and Ventura--both ended up in politics). The books, illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs, provide a broad overview of each individual's achievements in prose that is more serviceable than inspired. [cf2]Lucas[cf1] contains a filmography. Bib., ind. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

paper 0-8225-9684-9 Late bloomers will take heart in this tale of a classic underachiever who went on to make popular, record-breaking films. Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars series and other movies, just barely graduated from high school. As a youth, he dreamed of becoming a race car driver, but after being badly injured in a collision he began "filming cars instead of racing them." Following a stint at the University of South California's film school, Lucas, in his various capacities as writer, producer and director, piled up the series of successes for which he is known, and changed "the film industry by uniting entertainment, business and technology" in the process. The section on how Lucas got the ideas for Star Wars, and its subsequent incarnations--e.g., the first two drafts never mentioned "the Force,"--will fascinate fans and casual movie-goers alike. White is admiring, characterizing Lucas variously and vaguely as "complicated," "intriguing," "intelligent," "humble," and "intensely private." That Lucas is driven is clear, but readers will close the book--which ends before the opening of The Phantom Menace in the spring of 1999--knowing more about his career than his soul. (photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Two well-written series entries. John Glenn chronicles the former astronaut's life from his boyhood in Ohio through his military service, his career with NASA, and tenure in the Senate. George Lucas (which carries the disclaimer "unauthorized biography" on the verso of the title page) also discusses its subject's early years but a good portion of the book is devoted to his creation of the Star Wars films, which should interest young fans. Each volume is effectively illustrated with numerous black-and-white and color photographs. Lucas also includes a filmography.-Linda W. Tilden, Cherry Hill Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

These biographies examine the lives of four twentieth-century figures who achieved fame in vastly different fields (though two--Glenn and Ventura--both ended up in politics). The books, illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs, provide a broad overview of each individual's achievements in prose that is more serviceable than inspired. [cf2]Lucas[cf1] contains a filmography. Bib., ind. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

paper 0-8225-9684-9 Late bloomers will take heart in this tale of a classic underachiever who went on to make popular, record-breaking films. Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars series and other movies, just barely graduated from high school. As a youth, he dreamed of becoming a race car driver, but after being badly injured in a collision he began "filming cars instead of racing them." Following a stint at the University of South California's film school, Lucas, in his various capacities as writer, producer and director, piled up the series of successes for which he is known, and changed "the film industry by uniting entertainment, business and technology" in the process. The section on how Lucas got the ideas for Star Wars, and its subsequent incarnations--e.g., the first two drafts never mentioned "the Force,"--will fascinate fans and casual movie-goers alike. White is admiring, characterizing Lucas variously and vaguely as "complicated," "intriguing," "intelligent," "humble," and "intensely private." That Lucas is driven is clear, but readers will close the book--which ends before the opening of The Phantom Menace in the spring of 1999--knowing more about his career than his soul. (photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.