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Lights! Camera! Alice!

Written by Mara Rockliff & illustrated by Simona Ciraolo
Published by Chronicle Books
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Meet Alice Guy-Blaché. She made movies—some of the very first movies, and some of the most exciting! Blow up a pirate ship? Why not? Crawl into a tiger’s cage? Of course! Leap off a bridge onto a real speeding train? It will be easy! Driven by her passion for storytelling, Alice saw a potential for film that others had not seen before, allowing her to develop new narratives, new camera angles, new techniques, and to surprise her audiences again and again. With daring and vision, Alice Guy-Blaché introduced the world to a thrilling frontier of imagination and adventure, and became one of filmmaking’s first and greatest innovators. Mara Rockliff tells the story of a girl who grew up loving stories and became an acclaimed storyteller and an inspiration in her own right.

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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
5.0 / 7.0

I always love hearing a true story about someone new. And who knew that this French woman had so much to do with the making of movies? How neat. I love her desire to make things happen and her passion for stories.

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Who Wrote Lights! Camera! Alice!

Mara Rockliff

Mara Rockliff has authored many books for children, including: Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic; Around America to Win the Vote; and Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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Who Illustrated Lights! Camera! Alice!

Simona Ciraolo

Simona Ciraolo is a children’s book author and illustrator. She grew up in Italy where she received a degree in animation from the National Film School. She also earned an MA in children’s book illustration at Cambridge. She lives in London.

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