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Costumes and Props

From the Series Movie Magic

Costumes and props fill the sets of films! From tiny, frozen blueberries in The Hunger Games to a 108-pound gown in the 1938 film Marie Antoinette, they take on many shapes and sizes. Today, some are even created through 3D printing! This title weaves through the costumes and props of our favorite films while captivating readers with relevant photos and riveting film facts.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Category Newly Fluent, Nonfiction
Subject Arts
Copyright 2019
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Blastoff! Discovery
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS JNF064000, JNF051120
Dewey 791.4302
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9 x 0.25
Lexile 820
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 198398
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Costumes and Props

Filled with large stills—mostly from recent fantasy franchises, like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus glimpses of older classics such as Pirates of the Caribbean (not to mention Roman Holiday and Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush)—this entry in the Movie Magic series (6 titles) highlights the importance of costumes and other props in establishing historical settings, providing insights into characters, and creating distinctive overall looks. Along with nods to renowned designers of the past, Green adds interest-sharpening references to items likely to be familiar to younger readers (Belle’s yellow gown, Thor’s hammer). This survey largely stays in front of the camera rather than offering looks behind the scenes, so budding filmmakers hoping for some practical tips will have to look elsewhere. Still, the morsels of movie history add flavor, and the instantly recognizable stars provide eye candy aplenty.

Author: Sara Green