"I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance - and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it." Audrey Hepburn
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Audrey Hepburn was growing up in Europe in war time. Because she was a tall, big-eyed child with a long neck, some of the girls laughed at her. She dreamed of becoming a ballerina. Her life was threatened by World War II. What do you think she and her family did? How do you think they survived?
After the war, Audrey and her mother moved to London. She had grown taller. Her dream of becoming a ballerina faded. What new dream do you think she had?
taking small acting parts, she was discovered by a famous writer who
needed an actress
Broadway, a movie director saw her and wanted her to play the part
of a princess who
From Broadway to the big screen, Audrey worked hard to do her very best. She became a famous actress, but her best pay was the love of her fans.
Audrey Hepburn dreamed of getting married and having children. Did this dream come true, too?
She never changed and always was an inspiration, "just Audrey." Everyone wanted to be just like Audrey. She became an icon, but never thought of herself as one.
With all her fame and fortune, Audrey Hepburn did more important things that saved the lives of many children and showed others how to be kind, simple, and caring. Just Being Audrey is the picture book biography that celebrates her life and showcases the best of Audrey Hepburn.
The Kids' Wings literature guide for Just Being Audrey invites group discussion, research, problem solving, authentic writing, ahd skill building. Teachers who want students to enjoy the biography of this celebrated actress with a big heart will want make this book part of their classroom libraries.
By Her Words You Shall Know Her-- The Quotes of Audrey Hepburn
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