Who Was Michael Jackson?

Who Was Michael Jackson?


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, August 22


Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist. Michael was a creative--yet deeply troubled--genius who always remained devoted to his art right up until his death is 2009 before a much anticipated tour. He had a pitch-perfect voice and footwork that his idol Fred Astaire admired. Who will ever forget the Moonwalk? Kids today who only know Jackson through video performances are nevertheless fascinated by him. Megan Stine provides a sensitive, fair-minded depiction of this unique music legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448484105
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 28,348
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Megan Stine has written several books for young readers, including Where Is the White House?, Who Was Marie Curie?, Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?, Who Is Michelle Obama?, and Who Was Sally Ride?

Read an Excerpt

Who Was Michael Jackson?


Excerpted from "Who Was Michael Jackson?"
by .
Copyright © 2015 Megan Stine.
Excerpted by permission of Penguin Young Readers Group.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Table of Contents

Who Was Michael Jackson? 1

Small House, Big Dreams 6

Sunny California 24

Big Changes 34

Fame and Fortune 47

Scarred and Burned 60

Buying the Beatles 65

Wacko Jacko 72

A Family of His Own 82

Too Little, Too Late 91

Timelines 102

Bibliography 104

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Who Was Michael Jackson? 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did you know Michael Jackson has a sister named Janet Jackson. One of my favorite songs by Michael Jackson is Beat it and one on my favorite songs by Janet Jackson is Nasty Boys. If you want to learn more replie to Gamergirl2763
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
m.j. is my fave artist my fave songs are bad and thriller
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He was the best and stel is he was my drem to see we love you and i love you to rest in haven kiss kiss ( crying )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the who was/is books. This one i loved becouse i am a big fan of M.J.the only thing i am wondering about is what his children are up r