Jocasta Carr, Movie Star

3.93 avg rating
( 15 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780374336547: Jocasta Carr, Movie Star

Hollywood queen Jocasta Carr embarks on a perilous journey to the South Seas to find Belle, her sheepdog companion, who mysteriously vanished after Jocasta had a quarrel with movie producer Maxwell Pym over the dog.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 1-4-- A story told in rhyme about an appealing starlet and her costar sheep dog, Belle, who is dognapped by a wicked film producer. Jo, a cross between Amelia Earhart, Shirley Temple, and Pippi Longstocking, leaps into her jaunty red seaplane and flies (not without incident) to London, Paris, and Istanbul; through an East Indian jungle; landing at last in a ``shark-infested sea'' and makes her way to Wangaloo. Not to fear; the ending's pure Hollywood, and the producer and his henchmen wind up doomed to ``a lengthy stretch in jail.'' The technicolor illustrations are rendered with consummate skill and charm, and the art deco touches and well-heeled villains will make readers feel as though they are in an old-fashioned Saturday matinee serial. Besides being fun, the illustrations are informative; double-page spreads depicting New York City, London, and a Rajah's palace are true to life and filled with details kids will want to return to again and again. First published in Great Britain, the text is occasionally a bit challenging, but the book will make a fine read-aloud. Its layout and design are also excellent. A smashing adventure. --Eve Larkin, Middleton Public Lib . , WI
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

The ever-inventive Gerrard continues to draw from an impressive range of historical material in creating distinctive, winningly quirky picture books. This latest offering, set in the 1930s, features a thoroughly modern heroine--an actress in search of her beloved canine costar, abducted by a covetous producer. The teenage star, Jocasta Carr, is part Shirley Temple, part Amelia Earhart; she pilots her scarlet seaplane alone around the globe, braving sharks, a leaky radiator and ubiquitous autograph-hunters in search of Belle. Jo not only rescues the pooch, but she generously saves the villainous abductor from an unappetizing diet by summoning police to deliver him from the desert island where he is marooned. Smoothly flowing rhymed couplets reinforce the story's clipped pace, itself a parody of the melodramas that have made Belle and Jocasta famous. An abundance of fetching Art Deco motifs, from the array of geometric borders surrounding text and illustrations to furnishing and architectural details, give the book a bold, graphic look suggestive of its pre-WW II era. Sophisticated yet sweet, and always good fun, this is an intercontinental adventure not to be missed. Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gerrard, Roy
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux (J) (1992)
ISBN 10: 0374336547 ISBN 13: 9780374336547
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux (J), 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110374336547

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gerrard, Roy
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374336547 ISBN 13: 9780374336547
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0374336547 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1050826

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds