In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the true story of Marilyn Monroe, the iconic movie star.
Little Norma Jeane grew up between foster homes, an orphanage, and a family friend’s house—where she was forbidden to watch movies. Through her difficult childhood and teen years, she dreamed of becoming an actress. One day, a photographer spotted her and gave her a modelling contract, and from this day she was “Marilyn Monroe.” Though much-admired, she suffered from pre-performance anxiety, which was a challenge for her in her career. Her films grossed over $200 million but she was known to have said: “I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.”
This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the star’s life.
Little People, Big Dreams is a bestselling biography series for kids that explores the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.