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Steven Spielberg

Director of Blockbuster Films

Series: People to Know Today

By Laura B. Edge

Steven Spielberg is the most successful filmmaker in movie history. He has directed some of the most popular blockbusters of all time, including JAWS, E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, JURASSIC PARK, and the Indiana Jones films. From his childhood in New Jersey and Arizona, where he struggled to fit in, to his current happiness with his wife and seven children, Spielberg continues to follow his dreams.

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Reviews

"Well endowed with color publicity photos of the producer-director on and off the set, and capped by carefully selected lists of print and Web resources, this entry in the People to Know Today series covers Spielberg’s public achievements, slips in a few glimpses of his private life, and provides readers with some insight into his work ethic and unparalleled skill as a storyteller."

Booklist, June 1 & 15, 2008

". . . a inspiring read for creative children."

Southern Maine Library District, July 12, 2008

". . . an outstanding read . . . This biography does him justice."

Children's Literature

"The book is well-written, easy to follow, and quite interesting."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2008

". . . these generally laudatory biographies provide adequate . . . introductions to well-known personalities."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2008

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