Heath Ledger: Talented Actor

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The Joker in 2008's mega-hit movie The Dark Knight was an incredible, Oscar-worthy performance by this young and troubled actor. Tweens and teens were crazy about the film, and the world mourned when Ledger died. This book examines Ledger's brief career, background, and personal life, as well as the controversies surrounding his death. From his breakout role in the teen flick 10 Things I Hate About You to his Oscar nomination for his performance in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger's biography is bound to intrigue young movie fans. Lives Cut Short is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
BISACS JNF007060, JNF039030, JNF025210
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies
Copyright 2010
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2010-01-01
ISBN 9781604537895, 9781617852923
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 791.43
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Guided Reading Level X
ATOS Reading Level 7.8
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 133948
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Reviewed
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Lives Cut Short Set 1 – Horn Book Guide

Each biography opens with a pivotal moment in the performer’s career. The texts then move chronologically from the person’s childhood to his untimely death, touching on upbringing, setbacks, and accomplishments along the way. The volumes are enhanced by their many photos and clean design.

Lives Cut Short Set 1 – School Library Journal

These titles offer thoughtful overviews of pop-culture icons who died of unnatural causes. Name recognition will likely make the books appealing to young audiences. Each biography discusses the subject’s early life, providing details that give insight into later success and troubles and maintaining a laudatory tone that focuses on the individual’s artistic achievements and hard work to achieve fame. Details explaining that Jack Nicholson warned Heath Ledger about the Joker role, that young Michael Jackson never got to play with his peers, that John Lennon had no musical training, or that Tupac Shakur was a standout student in high school are bound to resonate with readers. Numerous photos and sidebars appear throughout. Worthwhile resources for reports as well as popular reading.