Frida Kahlo (Little People, BIG DREAMS) (Hardcover)

Frida Kahlo (Little People, BIG DREAMS) By Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Gee Fan Eng (Illustrator) Cover Image
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This is book number 2 in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series.


Description


In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Frida Kahlo, the world-renowned painter.

When Frida was a teenager, a terrible road accident changed her life forever. Unable to walk, she began painting from her bed. Her self-portraits, which show her pain and grief, but also her passion for life and instinct for survival, have made her one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century. 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 artist'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. ​

Eng Gee Fan, pronounced in Chinese as Yī Fán, graduated in Visual Communication and, after one-and-half years in the design industry, decided to embark on a full-time illustration career. She is currently based in Perlis, Malaysia.

Praise For…


"A stylish book … a great stepping stone to non-fiction."—The Guardian Family Review

“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

"A QUIRKY kids biography series"—The Voice

“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

'Sumptuously illustrated hardbacks, they take the life stories of famous women in history and retell them in a child-friendly way'—Daily Mail

‘The picture book biopic of Frida Kahlo in the very successful Little People, Big Dreams series is very carefully judged. It doesn’t sugarcoat Frida's injuries or her struggles with chronic pain, nor does it indulge in triumph-over-adversity clichés, but looks at her disability as part of who she is as a woman and an artist. Frida is shown with a range of mobility aids, which is a bonus.’—James Catchpole, Caboodle


Product Details
ISBN: 9781847807830
ISBN-10: 1847807836
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication Date: February 4th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Little People, BIG DREAMS