The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie

The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie

A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us

Book - 2010
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Part biography--both of the doll and of her inventor, Ruth Handler--and part exploration of the cultural phenomenon that is Barbie, filled with personal anecdotes, memories and opinions from people of all ages.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2010
ISBN: 9780670011872
Branch Call Number: YNF 688.7221 STO NVD
Characteristics: 130 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Barbie
Good, the bad & the Barbie


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 07, 2012

i rlly enjoyed this book. it's bout the history of barbie and how barbie wuz made by this woman. rlly gud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tulips13 Jun 07, 2012

This book is really interesting. It tells about Barbie's past, and how the doll has changed over time. There a bunch of pictures that show all of the different Barbies. It is really cool!

Dec 17, 2010

Very interesting to see the varied opinions about Barbie and her role in American culture.


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 07, 2012

bout how barbie wuz created and the history behind it.....

Tulips13 Jun 07, 2012

Barbie started out as a dream in Ruth Handler's head. Now, 50 years later Barbie is one of the most played with dolls in the world. Learn about Barbie's past, present, and future in this beautifully designed book filled with pictures and quotes from Barbie lovers around the world.

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kaitmarie98 Apr 26, 2011

kaitmarie98 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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