The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her (Barbie) (Hardcover)
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A beautifully illustrated picture book about Barbie--the most famous doll in the world--and her visionary creator, Ruth Handler.
After noticing how her daughter played with “grown-up” paper dolls, Ruth Handler wanted to create a doll that would inspire little girls to use their huge imaginations and big dreams about their futures. While others told her it wasn’t possible, Ruth Handler proved them all wrong by creating the most famous doll ever. This beautiful hardcover picture book will inspire children ages 3 to 7 to believe that anything is possible—especially with Barbie!
Since 1959, Barbie has shown girls that they can live their dreams. From an astronaut to a chef to a president, she knows that girls can do anything!
About the Author
Cindy Eagan grew up playing with Barbies. She loved creating stories about them, dressing them, and watching her collection grow. Cindy still has her old Barbie dolls (some without hair, some without clothes, but all sporting glorious smiles) in her childhood bedroom. Every once in a while, she'll find a tiny plastic high heel on the floor somewhere and is convinced this is a sign of good luck. Cindy edits young adult novels and lives on the Upper East Side in New York City. The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her is her first book for children.