Along Came Coco
A Story About Coco Chanel
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: March 19, 2019
  • Price: $15.29
  • ISBN: 978-1-68335-470-3
  • EAN: 9781683354703
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: colored illustrations throughout
  • Format: Ebook
  • Rights: World/All
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In a time when children were meant to be seen and not heard, along came Coco, a small French orphan with an eye for style, a talent for sewing, and a big imagination. Coco grew up in an orphanage run by very strict nuns, but she wasn’t very good at following rules. At a time when girls were told to brush their hair 100 times until their arms were sore, Coco promised herself that one day she would snip away her locks so that she wouldn’t have to be so fussy—girls needed time for other things, and they needed some of the comforts that boys enjoyed. Why shouldn’t girls have pockets? And why did they have to wear corsets all the time? An exploration of Coco’s early life and a celebration of her creativity, Along Came Coco ​shows the ways in which Coco Chanel’s imaginative spirit led her to grow into one of the world’s most beloved fashion icons.

Praise

"Byrne makes it clear how Chanel’s forward-thinking designs revolutionized fashion."
Publishers Weekly
"A celebration of Coco Chanel's creative spirit . . . Byrne encourages readers to explore their creativity and remain steadfast in following their dreams."
Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Eva Byrne is an artist who specializes in fashion illustration and children’s books. She is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Princesses Wear Pants. She lives in the Irish countryside.