Star Baby (Hollywood Daughters Series #1)

Star Baby (Hollywood Daughters Series #1)

by Joan Lowery Nixon


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ISBN-13: 9780553058383
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/01/1989
Series: Hollywood Daughters Series , #1
Pages: 192
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Joan Lowery Nixon (1927—2003) was an American journalist and author, specializing in historical fiction and mystery books for children and young adults. Some of her popular books include The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, the Orphan Train Adventures series, and The Other Side of Dark, the last of which was adapted into a television movie entitled Awake to Danger (1995). Nixon won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, and had five additional nominations. She died in 2003 of pancreatic cancer.

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Star Baby (Hollywood Daughters Series #1) 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What Ever Happened to Cookie Baynes? Abby "Cookie" Baynes was popular child star in the Golden Age of Hollywood (Shirley Temple-type star), when Abby became a teenage in the 1940s she become a has-been. Her domineering mother kept dressing her up like she was a little girl not her dressing her own age. Abby wanted to be a serious actress but she has the girl next door looks they want the sexy-type like her rival child star, Linda Larkin (Elizabeth Taylor-type star), Abby has to find a way to stay in show business with help of her friend Mary Lou and her eccentric neighbor, Mrs. Flitch. The book is not long but it lead up to the two sequels (Abby's daughter and granddaughter). Abby suffer has the cute-kid fading and become a has-been as teen/adult. Her mother is typical stage mom domineering and want to be a star but end up as wife and mother of two children. She current is pushes her son into showbiz but the little fellow can't act. Since it the 1940s it also deal with World War II which Abby's boyfriend enlist in the Navy while he's still seventeen, Abby fear that he will get kill or hurt in war and never see him again. It also made a lot golden age stars references in but the author made one mistaken, Errol Flynn was contract to Warner Bros. not MGM. It has melodramatic/soap opera theme with Abby situation and plot twists near the end of the story. I give it 2 1/2 star.