The rags-to-riches story of Coco Chanel plays out in a wonderful picture-book biography as full of style and spirit as its heroine.
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was always different. And she vowed to prove that being different was an advantage! Poor, skinny, and orphaned, Coco stubbornly believed that she was as good as the wealthier girls of Paris. Tapping into her creativity and her sewing skills, she began making clothes that suited her (and her pocketbook) — and soon a new generation of independent working women craved her sleek, comfortable, and practical designs. Now an icon of fashion and culture, Coco Chanel continues to inspire young readers, showing just how far a person can come with spunk, determination, and flair. Back matter includes a fashion time line and a bibliography.
About the Author
Elizabeth Matthews makes her chic picture-book debut with this lively look at a legendary woman. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Elizabeth Matthews lives in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Matthews makes her children's book debut with panache with this portrait of the famously avant-garde Coco Chanel. —Publishers Weekly (starred review)