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 Maya Angelou, from her early traumatic childhood to her time as a singer, actress, civil rights campaigner and, eventually, one of America's most beloved writers. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Maya's life at the back.
About the Author
Lisbeth Kaiser is a writer and editor whose work has appeared on websites, commercials, billboards and even toothbrushes. Lisbeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and sister and brother-in-law and nephew! This is her first children's book.
About the Illustrator
Leire Salaberria was born in Andoain, Spain in 1983. Currently, she lives and works in San Sebasti n. She has majored in Fine Arts in Bilbao and studied a postgraduate in Children Illustration in Barcelona. Leire has exhibited her artwork in different countries around the world. Her work has been selected to appear in Bologna Children's Book Fair 2012, IV Ibero-American catalog of illustration 2013, 2014, and the Sharjah International Book Fair 2013, 2014. Since 2011 when she published her first book, she's illustrated several books in Italy, Mexico and Spain. At the moment, she continues to illustrate children's books, which is her favourite type of work.
"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 *
Best children's books for spring - "Strikingly illustrated, they're superb first biographies for younger readers."
* The Huffington Post *
"A QUIRKY kids biography series" * The Voice *
"Brilliantly accessible and inspiring" * Rhino Reads *
"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 *
'We love the Little People, Big Dreams
series of books' * The Glitter Guide *
'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+ years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st September 2016
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 19.5
Weight (kg): 0.34