Little People, BIG DREAMS: Treasury : 50 Stories of Brilliant Dreamers
From the best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Treasury presents the full stories of 50 dreamers, rewritten for an older audience.
Dive deeper into the world of Little People, BIG DREAMS with this keepsake treasury featuring 50 dreamers from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling series.
Learn more about each of your favorite dreamers with new in-depth stories, facts, and figures. Each story is rewritten to be appropriate for an older audience. Revisit best-loved figures from the series and some new ones, too, including Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel, Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart, David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Elton John, John Lennon, Malala Yousafzai, Mindy Kaling, and Prince.
From inspiring artists and passionate climate activists to intrepid explorers and groundbreaking musicians, this collection goes further than the original series into the lives of these iconic figures, perfect for curious minds who always want to know more!
Each of the beautifully written biographies is accompanied by a timeline, featuring extra information, important dates, and real photos.
My Review: I was not familiar with these series, but this volume was something that every parent of young children needs to have in their home. Not all kids (or adults) love history but talking about historical personalities and events can be fun and engaging, something this book really bring to the table. There are a few contemporary personalities within its pages, but most of them are people from the past who greatly influenced the way we see our world today. The little ones will discover men and women (former children who dreamed big) from every field: sports, religion, education, entertainment, fashion, politics, activism, science, literature, even spies. Not only will their story serve as inspiration, but they will enrich general knowledge.
They are all listed in chronological order. Every mini biography is followed by a timeline on two pages that contains notable events in chronological order, as well as real photos of the personality that it focuses on. The illustrations are highly creative as well. The end of the book has two pages where your child can write information about themselves, so they can feel like they are part of this group of dreamers. The volume contains a glossary and an index.
I highly recommend it not just for parents, but for adults who want to learn a lot of history in a short amount of time. It's an easy, concise read that might offer intelectual enrichment to readers of any age.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (November 9, 2021)
Hardcover: 224 pages
Reading age: 9 - 12 years
Grade level: 4 - 7
Review copy provided by Quarto Group @ Edelweiss+