Sir Charlie Chaplin: the funniest man in the world

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With the
same gusto, humor, and dazzling description that light up his fiction, Sid
Fleischman produced a quartet of books profiling figures whose talents set the
world abuzz—including this one of Charlie Chaplin.


There he
was, that little tramp twitching a postage stamp of a mustache, politely
lifting his bowler hat, and leaning on a bamboo cane with the confidence of a
gentleman. A slapstick comedian, he blazed forth as the brightest movie star in
the Hollywood heavens. Everyone knew Charlie Chaplin.


Abandoned
by his alcoholic father, neglected by a mother fighting insanity, Charlie
Chaplin had escaped the London slums of his tragic childhood and gone on to take
Hollywood like a conquistador with a Cockney accent. With his gift for
pantomime in films that had not yet acquired vocal cords, he was soon rubbing
elbows with royalty and dining on gold plates in his own Beverly Hills mansion.
He was the most famous man on earth—and he was regarded as the funniest.


Yet
Chaplin rose from the slums to the heights only to be driven from the country
that had brought him worldwide fame. Never were tragedy and comedy so
inextricably mixed as in his too-outlandish-for-fiction life, told with Sid
Fleischman's trademark wit and verve.

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ISBN:
9780061896408
9780792791690
9780061896415
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 7, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
950L
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With the same gusto, humor, and dazzling description that light up his fiction, Sid Fleischman produced a quartet of books profiling figures whose talents set the world abuzz—including this one of Charlie Chaplin.

There he was, that little tramp twitching a postage stamp of a mustache, politely lifting his bowler hat, and leaning on a bamboo cane with the confidence of a gentleman. A slapstick comedian, he blazed forth as the brightest movie star in the Hollywood heavens. Everyone knew Charlie Chaplin.

Abandoned by his alcoholic father, neglected by a mother fighting insanity, Charlie Chaplin had escaped the London slums of his tragic childhood and gone on to take Hollywood like a conquistador with a Cockney accent. With his gift for pantomime in films that had not yet acquired vocal cords, he was soon rubbing elbows with royalty and dining on gold plates in his own Beverly Hills mansion. He was the most famous man on earth—and he was regarded as the funniest.

Yet Chaplin rose from the slums to the heights only to be driven from the country that had brought him worldwide fame. Never were tragedy and comedy so inextricably mixed as in his too-outlandish-for-fiction life, told with Sid Fleischman's trademark wit and verve.

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subject_facet Chaplin, Charlie, -- 1889-1977 -- Juvenile literature, Comedians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Film, Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Sir Charlie Chaplin : the funniest man in the world
title_full Sir Charlie Chaplin : the funniest man in the world / by Sid Fleischman, Sir Charlie Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World
title_short Sir Charlie Chaplin :
title_sub the funniest man in the world
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Chaplin, Charlie, Comedians, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts, Juvenile Nonfiction, Motion picture actors and actresses, Performing Arts