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Author Slater, Lee, 1969- author.
Title Barbie developer : Ruth Handler / Lee Slater.
Pub Info Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2016]
book jacket
 Vineyard Haven Children's  J 688.7 SLA     AVAILABLE
Descript 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Toy trailblazers
Toy trailblazers.
Audience 810L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 5.0 0.5 0.5 179682
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Growing up -- Into the world -- Mattel Creations is born -- Bye-bye baby dolls -- Barbie's relative -- Success! -- Barbie reflects culture -- Work & play -- Life of a Barbie doll -- The Barbie business -- Real life -- Handler's legacy.
Summary "In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the developer of the Barbie doll, Ruth Handler. Follow the story of Handler's early work with her husband Elliott making and selling plastic products, their collaboration with Harold Matson to form Mattel, Handler's inspiration for a new kind of doll, and the company's introduction of Barbie in 1959. Readers will follow Barbie's evolution through the ensuing decades as Handler continuously reinvented Barbie to appeal to new generations. Learn how Barbies are made, who came up with the name, the role of the Mickey Mouse Club in Barbie's success, and about other Mattel products. Handler's family and her retirement as president from Mattel and her subsequent work for cancer survivors with her new company Nearly Me is also covered." -- Publisher's website.
Subject Handler, Ruth -- Juvenile literature.
Mattel, Inc. -- Juvenile literature.
Handler, Ruth.
Mattel, Inc.
Dollmakers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Barbie dolls -- Juvenile literature.
Dollmakers -- United States -- Biography.
Barbie dolls.
Genre Biography.
ISBN 9781624039744
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