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It's Her Story: Dolly Parton

Written by Emily Skwish

Illustrated by Lidia Fernandez

Key Stage 2 Graphic Novels & Comics People / Places

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A sparkling introduction to one of the world’s brightest, most generous superstars

November 2021 Graphic Novel of the Month

Even young readers who haven’t heard of Dolly Parton can’t fail to be excited and inspired by her rags to riches story. In full colour, graphic novel style format, this describes her life from her early days, growing up in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, in a house with no electricity or running water, to her eventual world superstardom as a singer, film star and literacy campaigner. It gives a real sense of the struggles she had to face, and how she overcame them through talent, hard work and determination – never losing hope or good humour. Parton’s personality shines out as brightly as her costumes, the final pages describing her charity work, and her special ability to connect with people and help them make their dreams come true.

Andrea Reece

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It's Her Story: Dolly Parton Synopsis

A graphic novel for children ages 6 to 9.

Dolly Parton is an award-winning songwriter and entertainer, who released her first single when she was just thirteen years old. She has written thousands of songs, starred in TV shows and movies, and runs her own businesses and philanthropy. 

With her talent, grit, and generous spirit, Dolly Parton makes the world a brighter place. This is her story.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781503760073
Publication date: 4th November 2021
Author: Emily Skwish
Illustrator: Lidia Fernandez
Publisher: Phoenix International, Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Graphic Novels & Comics, People / Places

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