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Lucy!: How Lucille Ball Did It All (Hardcover)

Lucy!: How Lucille Ball Did It All By Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Lucy! is a buoyant picture book biography of trailblazer Lucille Ball, the comedy queen who loved to make the world laugh, from authors Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville and bestselling illustrator Brigette Barrager.

Lucy was not a proper little girl. She was sassy. She was bold. She was funny. She was a rule-breaking, chance-taking, comedy pioneer.

Can’t act? Can’t sing? Can’t dance? Lucy proves them all wrong—and then has the last laugh when she finally lets her inner funny girl shine. In 1951, the hit show I Love Lucy took television by storm, and has made millions laugh ever since.

Lucy! is the true story of how Lucille Ball overcame the odds to become the world’s Queen of Comedy.

About the Author

Amy Guglielmo has written over 20 books about trailblazing women and artsy, innovative people. Her titles include Cezanne’s Parrot, Just Being Dali, and the What the Artist Saw series with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is an educator, artist, and community arts and STEAM advocate. Amy lives with her husband in Mexico and New York. Jacqueline Tourville is the author and coauthor of several award-winning picture book biographies, including Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire, recipient of the Christopher Award and Maine Literary Award; Albie’s First Word: A Tale Inspired by Albert Einstein, recognized on multiple state book awards lists; and How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine, honored as a Best Children’s Book of the Year by Bank Street College of Education. Jacqueline lives in Maine with her family. Brigette Barrager is an illustrator and writer of children’s books. She is best known for illustrating the bestselling picture book Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Brigette earned a degree in Character Animation from the California Institute of the Arts, where she now teaches. With her work, Brigette brings distinctive characters to life through her unique sensibilities in color, shape, and composition. She is always in search of stories that are both emotionally resonant and whimsical. Brigette lives and works in Los Angeles with her handsome husband and magical twin daughters.

Praise For…

"A tribute to a groundbreaking comic actor...Barrager’s neutral-toned, 1950s-style illustrations culminate in montages of riotous highlights from the show."


"Lucy’s legacy as a loud, audacious woman with a passion for comedy is well served here."

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[U]pbeat...Detail-packed...A great choice."—Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419749926
ISBN-10: 1419749927
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 19th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English