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Frenemies in the family : famous brothers and sisters who butted heads and had each other's backs

by Krull, Kathleen,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
Available (9)
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Braddock Carnegie Library Juvenile Non Fiction J 306.875 KRU
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Non Fiction
Call Number  J 306.875 KRU
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j BF723.S43 K78 2018
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
Call Number  j BF723.S43 K78 2018
CLP - Sheraden Children's Biographies j BF723.S43 K78 2018
Location  CLP - Sheraden
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  j BF723.S43 K78 2018
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j BF723.S43 K78 2018
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  j BF723.S43 K78 2018
Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 306.87 Krul
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 306.87 Krul
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Nonfiction J 306.875 KRU
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Juv Nonfiction
Call Number  J 306.875 KRU
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 306.875 KRULL
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J 306.875 KRULL
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 306.875 Kru
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 306.875 Kru
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 306.875 K93
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 306.875 K93
They blame you when they get in trouble. They seem like your parents' favorite. They are the only enemy you can't live without. Almost everyone has a juicy story about their siblings--even famous people. Meet those who got along, those who didn't, and everyone in between!

* Demi Lovato and her sister
* Tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams
* Walt and Roy Disney
* Princes William and Harry
* Stephen Colbert and his eleven older siblings
* Quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning
* The Jacksons (Michael, Janet, and family)
* Reality TV sensations, the Gosselins
* Queen Elizabeth I and the queen who history remembers as Bloody Mary
* Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker
* John Wilkes Booth (the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln) and his brother Edwin
* Vincent and Theo van Gogh
* Airplane inventors, the Wright brothers
* The Romanovs
* The Kennedys

Oh, brother! This could get ugly. . . .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "History is jam-packed with siblings, some who got along (like Chang and Eng Bunker), and others who decidedly did not (Queen Elizabeth I and her half sister, Mary). Krull's genial overview introduces readers to a wide range of famous siblings in short, lighthearted chapters accompanied by amusing illustrations and brief comics, which cover everything from theories about sibling personalities to descendants of famous siblings. Most of the selected figures will be recognizable, such as the Orville brothers, the Romanov children, Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, Vincent and Theo van Gogh, Princes William and Harry, and Venus and Serena Williams. However, the final two chapters, which feature Demi Lovato and her half sister, Madison de la Garza, and the Gosselin children from the TLC show Kate Plus 8, seem out of place among the rest of the notable figures. While none of the chapters are particularly comprehensive, they're full of interesting facts and helpful context, and elementary- and middle-school readers will likely get a kick out of the relatable angle.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This entertaining compendium of 15 concise, chatty tales spotlights the relationships among siblings renowned for their achievements, foibles, eccentricities, or birthrights: Wilbur and Orville Wright, Serena and Venus Williams, the Jacksons, and others. Krull (One Fun Day with Lewis Carroll) opens with her most sensational entry, about Mary I and Elizabeth I, Henry VIII's sparring daughters, revealing how Mary's perpetuation of her father's ruthless treatment of family and foes earned her the nickname Bloody Mary ("She revived the laws against heresy... and started torturing and killing Protestant heretics, displaying the rotting corpses all around London as warnings"). Among the most moving chapters are those on Vincent van Gogh and his devoted brother, Theo, and on Princes William and Harry, whose bond was strengthened by tragedy. Comics sequences at the end of each chapter offer supplementary details about these siblings and about families in general. Krull's wry asides and droll observations make for a light and lively narrative, as do Lam's loose caricatures. Ages 8-12. Author's agent: Susan Cohen, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers and sisters -- Case studies -- Juvenile literature.
Sibling rivalry -- Juvenile literature.
Brothers and sisters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Brothers and sisters -- Case studies.
Sibling rivalry.
Brothers and sisters.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Lam, Maple, illustrator.
Language English
Description 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-220) and index.
ISBN 9780399551246
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