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ERIC Number: EJ816933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Munsters to Margaritaville: A Critical Look at Celebrity Authors
Harper, Sallie Launius; Bryan, Laura; Walker, Linda
Education, v128 n4 p543-552 Sum 2008
Many celebrities are now writing books for children. These books are quickly gaining popularity; however, the question remains as to whether people are buying these books because they are excellent children's literature or simply because they are written by famous people. The purpose of this article is to critique twenty celebrity authors' works and offer opinions as to the quality of the books. The authors chosen for this study include Debbie Allen, Jimmy Buffett, Lynn Cheney, Billy Chrystal, Bill Cosby, Katie Couric, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dom DeLuise, Roma Downey, Julie Andrews Edwards, Jules Feiffer, Sarah Ferguson, Fred Gwynne, Billie Holiday, John Lithgow, Olivia Newton-John, Madonna Ritchie, LeAnn Rimes, Pete Seeger, and Will Smith.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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