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Different Like Coco

By Elizabeth Matthews
Illustrated by Elizabeth Matthews

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.

  • A uniquely chic look at a woman who dared to embrace her uniqueness and dream big -- ideal for young girls learning to understand their individuality.

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.

ISBN: 9780763625481
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: January 15, 2007
Dimensions: 230 x 270mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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