Cover image for Along came Coco : a story about Coco Chanel / Eva Byrne.
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Along came Coco : a story about Coco Chanel / Eva Byrne.
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9781419734250
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New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019.

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1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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Abrams books for young readers.
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In a time when children were meant to be seen and not heard, along came Coco, a small French orphan with an eye for style, a talent for sewing, and a big imagination. Coco grew up in an orphanage run by very strict nuns, but she wasnt very good at following rules. At a time when girls were told to brush their hair 100 times until their arms were sore, Coco promised herself that one day she would snip away her locks so that she wouldnt have to be so fussygirls needed time for other things, and they needed some of the comforts that boys enjoyed. Why shouldnt girls have pockets? And why did they have to wear corsets all the time? An exploration of Cocos early life and a celebration of her creativity, Along Came Coco ?shows the ways in which Coco Chanels imaginative spirit led her to grow into one of the worlds most beloved fashion icons.
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In a time when children were meant to be seen and not heard, along came Coco, a small French orphan with an eye for style, a talent for sewing, and a big imagination. Coco grew up in an orphanage run by very strict nuns, but she wasn't very good at following rules. At a time when girls were told to brush their hair 100 times until their arms were sore, Coco promised herself that one day she would snip away her locks so that she wouldn't have to be so fussy--girls needed time for other things, and they needed some of the comforts that boys enjoyed. Why shouldn't girls have pockets? And why did they have to wear corsets all the time? An exploration of Coco's early life and a celebration of her creativity, Along Came Coco ?shows the ways in which Coco Chanel's imaginative spirit led her to grow into one of the world's most beloved fashion icons.


Author Notes

Eva Byrne is an artist who specializes in fashion illustration and children's books. She is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Princesses Wear Pants . She lives in the Irish countryside.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In Byrne's story of Coco Chanel, her rebellious childhood in a French convent and early love of beautiful garments sets the stage for her career as a pioneering fashion designer. Byrne illustrates with squiggly, wavelike lines and sweeping watercolors; readers see Chanel soaking in the sights and styles of Paris, channeling them into her fresh designs. Chanel's free yet practically minded spirit is evident in her decision to wear her hair short and forsake corsets in favor of loose dresses and pocketed smocks. An author's note provides additional background on Chanel (and notes her somewhat inscrutable nature). The book doesn't offer a particularly intimate perspective on the subject's life, but Byrne makes it clear how Chanel's forward-thinking designs revolutionized fashion. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.