Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker (Film Book for Kids, Non-Fiction Picture Book, Inspiring Ch

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Chronicle Books
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11.2 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Mara Rockliff has authored many books for children, including: Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic; Around America to Win the Vote; and Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Simona Ciraolo is a children's book author and illustrator. She grew up in Italy where she received a degree in animation from the National Film School. She also earned an MA in children's book illustration at Cambridge. She lives in London.


"Subtly STEM, fun, and beautiful to look at... encourages kids to engage with cutting-edge technology and to innovate in new fields" -School Library Journal, starred review
"Young readers will. undoubtedly be inspired by her moxie." --Booklist
"Tells Alice's story in an exciting, kid-friendly way." --Geek Dad
"A perfect choice for elementary school libraries, particularly those seeking more books about interesting historical women (and who doesn't want more of that?)" --Jen Robinson's Book Page
"Rockcliffe tells her amazing story with taste and verve and relates how she turned a disaster into a brilliant career." --The Mercury News
"In Alice Guy-Blaché, Rockliff finds that holy grail of picture book biographies-a well-documented life of a fascinating woman who has been overlooked." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Set up like both a picture book and an old-fashioned movie with dramatic titles, this biography captures the gumption of a French girl named Alice who envisioned telling stories using newly invented movie cameras on a big screen with color and sound." --Imagination Soup