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Amelia Earhart (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

Amelia Earhart (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

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Publication Date: August 9th, 2016
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
ISBN:
9781847808882
Pages:
32
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Description

In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Amelia Earhart, the American aviation pioneer.

When Amelia was young, she liked to imagine she could stretch her wings and fly away like a bird. As a grown woman, she set a new female world record for flying up to 14,000 feet. She also flew across the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, and eventually undertook the most dangerous mission of all: to fly all the way around the world. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the aviator's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling biography series for kids that explores the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series of books offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover and paperback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. With rewritten text for older children, the treasuries each bring together a multitude of dreamers in a single volume. You can also collect a selection of the books by theme in boxed gift sets. Activity books and a journal provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.
 
Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
 

About the Author

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books. In 2014, she created a book for her two twin nieces for their birthday, which shortly thereafter became the first book in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series. This multimillion-copy bestselling series of picture books explores the lives of outstanding people. From Mahatma Gandhi to Aretha Franklin, to Prince, Sánchez Vegara researches complex careers and makes them accessible to young children, with her unique and mindful style of writing. She works with a diverse team of illustrators to make each book lively, eye-catching and motivating. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. ​

Mariadiamantes is a studio in Barcelona run by Clara Mercader, specializing in managing corporate identity, art, and illustration. She has a fresh and colorful approach to her projects, in which she always combines illustrations with design. Her clients include Volkswagen, Nescafe, and Amazon.

Praise for Amelia Earhart (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

A 2017 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book —NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Committee

“packs an emotional punch” —Entertainment Weekly

“We're obsessed with the ‘Little People, Big Dreams’ series” —MotherMag

“Stirring encouragement for all 'little people' with 'big dreams.'” —Kirkus

“Informative text…smartly illustrated… Another batch of successful instalments in the series” —School Library Journal

“One children’s books series trying to fight back… by telling the inspiring stories of women who overcame adversity and made history by pursuing their childhood dreams.” —Toronto Star

“The kind of books that adults will covet and collect as well… The language and structure is simple enough for young readers, while a biographical timeline at the end of each book offers greater historical complexity” —Irish Times