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The Resource Chloe by design : making the cut, by Margaret Gurevich ; illustrations & photos by Brooke Hagel

Chloe by design : making the cut, by Margaret Gurevich ; illustrations & photos by Brooke Hagel

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Chloe by design : making the cut
Title
Chloe by design
Title remainder
making the cut
Statement of responsibility
by Margaret Gurevich ; illustrations & photos by Brooke Hagel
Title variation
Making the cut
Title variation remainder
making the cut
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this compilation of four separately published books, sixteen-year-old Chloe Montgomery gets a chance to travel from Santa Cruz to New York City to compete in Teen Design Diva, a competitive game show for aspiring teenage fashion designers
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YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2016.
Review
  • Grades 5-8 Project Runway meets Mean Girls in this fashion-inspired first volume of the Chloe by Design series. Chloe Montgomery has always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, so when her favorite reality show, Design Diva, offers up a teen version of the show, Chloe knows she has to audition—the show’s wild challenges will push her creatively. She gets in, but can she overcome her shy instincts and handle criticism from both the judges and her fashion nemesis? While the writing and story line may be a bit simplistic and the characters stock (the nervous protagonist, the supportive best friend, and the archrival frenemy), the book shines in its descriptions of fashion designs. Full-color fashion-sketch illustrations accompany the text, showing off Chloe’s and the other competitors’ designs. While the outcome is predictable, Chloe’s journey (and the fashions that accompany it) make for an enjoyable, fluffy read. Perfect for readers obsessed with fashion, clothing design, and reality TV. -- Thompson, Sarah Bean (Reviewed 09-15-2014) (Booklist, vol 111, number 2)
  • Gr 6 – 8 — Sixteen-year-old Chloe Montgomery is a self-described fashion addict. Not only does she devour fashion magazines and TV shows, but she is also an aspiring fashion designer. When her favorite fashion reality show, Design Diva (think Project Runway ), offers teen designers an opportunity to audition for the teen version of Design Diva , she decides to apply. With the support of her parents, best friend Alex, and a few inspirations, she makes the final cut and lands a spot on the show. Much to her chagrin, her nemesis, Nina, also gets a spot. Filming in New York is more difficult than Chloe anticipated, and the competition is fierce and intimidating. Chloe has difficulty conquering her self doubt and her suspicions about Nina's true intentions. As the competition draws to its conclusion, Chloe finds that in order to be successful she must stay true to herself. The protagonist is a relatable character whose struggles with self doubt will resonate with readers. The fun and frothy plot reads quickly, and the fashion sketches add to the enjoyment of the book. This will find a fan base with fashion and reality TV show addicts alike.—Kefira Phillipe, Nichols Middle School, Evanston, IL --Kefira Phillipe (Reviewed July 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 7, p86)
  • A teen fashionista enters a reality TV designing contest.Obsessed by fashion all her life and determined to become a designer, 16-year-old Chloe reacts with both exhilaration and fear when her favorite TV show, Design Diva, announces a series that will focus on teens, offering as prize an internship with a major designer. Encouraged by her family, her best friend and the owner of the local fabric store, Chloe works hard to create three original designs . As she succeeds in getting a spot on the show and then works through its challenges, she wavers between confidence and timidity. Complicating matters is the fact that her hometown rival, Nina, has also made it on the show, and Nina has been stealing Chloeâ€TMs designs since they were young girls. Does Chloe have a chance to win? Gurevich aims at middle schoolers, focusing on descriptions of Chloeâ€TMs designs, how she imagines them and how she fares in each stage of the competition. The arc of the show provides natural highs and lows, and the challenges that the young designers face feel typical of reality television, adding to the storyâ€TMs realism. Greatly aiding the bookâ€TMs appeal are the abundant fashion illustrations contributed by Hagel, allowing readers to envision nearly all the designs.Thrills and excitement for fashion fans. (Fiction. 9-13)(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2014)
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NJQ/DLC
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Gurevich, Margaret
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 8
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Hagel, Brooke
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True
Series statement
Chloe by design
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fashion design
  • Reality television programs
  • Competition (Psychology)
  • Television game shows
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Chloe by design : making the cut, by Margaret Gurevich ; illustrations & photos by Brooke Hagel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book is also available as four library-bound editions"--Copyright page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Design diva -- The first cut -- Unraveling -- Design destiny
Control code
000052345591
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781623701123
Isbn Type
(paper over board)
Lccn
2013050317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)867001229
Label
Chloe by design : making the cut, by Margaret Gurevich ; illustrations & photos by Brooke Hagel
Publication
Note
"This book is also available as four library-bound editions"--Copyright page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Design diva -- The first cut -- Unraveling -- Design destiny
Control code
000052345591
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781623701123
Isbn Type
(paper over board)
Lccn
2013050317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)867001229

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