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Mr. Blue Jeans: A Story about Levi Strauss (Creative Minds Biography) (A… (edition 1990)

by Levi Strauss (Subject), Lydia M. Anderson (Illustrator), Maryann N. Weidt (Author)

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Title:Mr. Blue Jeans: A Story about Levi Strauss (Creative Minds Biography) (A Carolrhoda Creative Minds Book)
Authors:Levi Strauss (Subject)
Other authors:Lydia M. Anderson (Illustrator), Maryann N. Weidt (Author)
Info:First Avenue Editions (1990), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 64 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:History, Biography, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

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Mr. Blue Jeans: A Story About Levi Strauss by Maryann N. Weidt



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I liked this book for two reasons. The first reason is that the language is descriptive. The language helps the audience envision the setting because of the detailed description that the author provides. For example, the author writes, "Though it was morning, piano music and rowdy songs rang out from gambling houses. Wagons bounced over deep ruts in unpaved streets, and wooden planks served as sidewalks. Few corners had street lamps" (p. 35). This descriptive language provides the audience with an ample amount of detail about the setting so that they can create a vivid image in their minds throughout the story. I also like this book because of the illustrations. Though the illustrations are sporadic throughout the book, the illustrations help to enhance the story as the audience reads it. The use of black and white pictures helps create a historic and nostalgic feeling in the book. The use of pencil and charcoal provides detailed illustrations, but also enhance the writing of the book because the audience is provided with an image that relates to the story. Throughout this biography, Levi Strauss' strengths and weaknesses are presented. The author's point of view about the person is authentic and unbiased and provides an appropriate level of detail for the target audience. Overall, the big idea of this book is to share the life story of Levi Strauss and his struggles that ultimately led to his success with blue jeans. ( )
  kaylafrey | Apr 11, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0876145888, Paperback)

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Traces the life of the immigrant Jewish peddler who went on to found Levi Strauss & Co., the world's first and largest manufacturer of denim jeans.

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Traces the life of the immigrant Jewish peddler who went on to found Levi Strauss & Co., the world's first and largest manufacturer of denim jeans.

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