Starring Steven Spielberg: The Making of a Young Filmmaker (Hardcover)

Pre-Order Now Badge
Starring Steven Spielberg: The Making of a Young Filmmaker Cover Image
By Gene Barretta, Craig Orback (Illustrator)
Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now


Steven Spielberg is the legendary director and producer behind many of the most popular films of all time. So where did it all begin? 

Before Steven made films, he watched them. Naturally inventive with a vivid imagination, he was known for creating stories inspired by the world around him. His passion wasn’t driven just by entertainment, however—as the only Jewish boy in his neighborhood, he was often bullied and felt the sting of antisemitism.  He also suffered the pain of his parents’ divorce. Films and the magic they contained became a necessary escape. From his younger years to his first days on a movie set, this biography captures the unique ways Steven’s memories influenced his career and helped him to become the celebrated filmmaker that he is today. 

About the Author

Gene Barretta is the author and illustrator of Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, and Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives, which was the recipient of a Cook Honor from Bank Street College of Education. He holds a B.F.A. in Film Studies from New York University, and has worked for many years in film and television production. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania with his son.

Craig Orback has illustrated many books for young readers, including Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts, as well as Gifts from the Enemy and The Can Man. He lives in Seattle.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316338981
ISBN-10: 0316338982
Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English