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Beyonce  : 	Little People, BIG DREAMS   - Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara


By: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Jade Orlando (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 9 April 2024

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Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Beyonce tells the inspiring story of one of the worlds most iconic performers.

In this book from the highly acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the inspiring life of Beyonce, the chart-topping superstar. Beyonce was quiet as a child but always enjoyed singing and dancing. At a young age, she went to see a concert, and from that moment on, she felt inspired to perform. She loved putting on shows for the people having their hair cut in her mums salon, but knew she was destined for a bigger audience. After winning a local talent show, Beyonce joined the newly formed girl group Girls Tyme. The band eventually became Destinys Child and shot to stardom with their catchy R&B songs and fierce dance routines. As a solo artist, she has since achieved incredible success with numerous number one hits, including Irreplaceable and Crazy in Love, and several critically acclaimed and award-winning albums, including I am... Sasha Fierce, Lemonade and Renaissance. She has received the most grammy nominations of any artist in history and is now one of the most influential people in the world. As well as being a performer, she is a mother, businesswoman, philanthropist and role model for all those who want to reach for the stars. This powerful 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 performers life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling 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 hardback 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 Sanchez 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, Sanchez 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. Jade Orlando is an award-winning illustrator working in Atlanta, Georgia. Her colourful illustrations are featured in books, apparel, advertising and licensing, with clients including Hallmark, Simon & Schuster, and the ACLU. Jade lives in the burbs with her husband, three cats, and a Greyhound named Petra. When she's not illustrating, you can usually find her curled up with her pets and a really good book.
Industry Reviews
"There are two books about pop stars coming from the Little People, BIG DREAMS series in April: this biography of Beyonce and another about Taylor Swift." * The Bookseller *

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