Marie Curie's love of knowledge led her to make huge discoveries in the fight against cancer, and win the Nobel Prize for Physics.
In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The book follows Marie Curie, whose love of learning helped her to revolutionise the fight against cancer with her discovery of radium and polonium. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Marie's life at the back.
About the Author
Isabella Sanchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. 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.
About the Illustrator
Elisa Munso is a Fine Arts graduate from the University of Barcelona. Whilst there, she specialised in sculpture, and also studied illustration, props and scenery. She currently works, mainly drawing and designing, in her own studio-gallery The Flood in Barcelona. The small gallery self-publishes their booklets of travel and stories. Elisa combines work in the gallery with her own projects, by organising exhibitions of illustration, and presentations of fanzines, by individuals and collectives.
"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 *
"Brilliantly accessible and inspiring" * Rhino Reads *
Best children's books for spring - "Strikingly illustrated, they're superb first biographies for younger readers."
* The Huffington Post *
"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 *"As well as highlighting her achievements, the book quietly emphasises how wonderful the imagination can be, and how this can inspire others, too. This is shown even through the illustrations, as Agatha's creations spill out across the pages."
* Book Trust *
"A QUIRKY kids biography series" * The Voice *'This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Marie's life at the back. Engaging illustrations are a real feature of the book and they combine with the easy-to-read text to give a good introduction. Check out the rest of this excellent series too.'
* Parents in Touch *
'Sumptuously illustrated hardbacks, they take the life stories of famous women in history and retell them in a child-friendly way' * Daily Mail *
Series: Little People, BIG DREAMS
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 22nd February 2017
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 19.5
Weight (kg): 0.35