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Catherine Reef is the author of more than 40 nonfiction books, including many highly acclaimed biographies for young people. She lives in College Park, Maryland. www.catherinereef.com.
★ "A captivating biography possessing as much verve as its inimitable subject." —Kirkus, STARRED review
"Reef provides insight into the legend in an account that smartly takes both Bernhardt’s theatrical art and her self-publicizing seriously....Reef does a particularly fine job of conveying the nineteenth century worlds in which Bernhardt moved and blossomed; she’s also tactful but clear in her acknowledgment of Bernhardt’s being a highly unreliable reporter of her own life....Overall it’s an intriguing introduction to an early global celebrity, and many readers will want to read more, lured in by the Divine Sarah a century on." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"The easy-to-read text paints a striking picture of 19th and early 20th century Paris....A strong addition to any biography collection." —School Library Journal
"In this concise, well-researched biography, Reef faithfully separates the documented from the speculative in tracing Bernhardt’s life....this is a solid introduction to an unconventional feminist and international idol." —Publishers Weekly