Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of pop star Katy Perry! This book describes Perry's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will learn about Perry's early interest and talent in music, her transformation from gospel singer to pop singer, and her albums One of the Boys and Teenage Dream. Perry's unique fashion sense is described, as well as her Grammy nominations, her marriage to comedian and actor Russell Brand, and her work to help others. From writing songs to practicing in studios and touring the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.