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Praise for Starring Steven Spielberg:
* "The story adeptly links the boy’s fears and hardships to his most celebrated movies and focusing on the filmmaker’s own conviction that even the most fantastical of his stories is based on his own life.... Inspiring text and illustrations evoke the journey of an iconic filmmaker. Recommended for all collections."
—SLJ, starred review
"Scenes from a famous director’s childhood.... Panoramic, colorful, action-packed spreads give the book a cinematic feel.... Educational and entertaining."—Kirkus Reviews
"Budding film buffs gain insight into the work of Steven Spielberg….Opening with Spielberg’s early experience as a moviegoer in the 1950s, the book shines a particular spotlight on the way that experiences from his youth, ranging from anxiety to his parents’ divorce, shaped his sensibilities as a director."—Publishers Weekly
"Starring Steven Spielberg fills in young cineastes on important technical aspects of the art—from staging and editing to watching both popular movies and audience reactions with analytical eyes…. The dramatic lighting and vivid colors in Orback’s illustrations of the young Spielberg in various settings, usually with a camera, and some of his iconic characters are properly cinematic."—Booklist