Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories

Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories

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'Significantly more engaging and inspiring than the rival Rebel Girls' GUARDIAN
'It's hard to imagine any group of primary-aged children who wouldn't be inspired' BOOKSELLER
'An absolute must-have for every young person's bookshelf' HUFFINGTON POST

Over half of all the visual artists working today are women, but the paintings and sculptures shown in many galleries and museums tell a different story because they're usually the work of men.

In this book Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the fascinating stories of some of history's most talented female artists.

* Express your feelings and find your identity through art with Frida Kahlo
* Run away to the circus and paint with Laura Knight
* Help bring talented artists into the spotlight with Peggy Guggenheim
* Challenge racism and segregation by creating powerful art with Faith Ringgold

Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories is a celebration of just some of the women whose creativity and dreams have made a mark on the world. A fantastic gift for girls and boys alike!

List of women featured: Amrita Sher-Gil, Elisabeth Le Brun, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Faith Ringgold, Frida Kahlo, Kathe Kollwitz, Dame Laura Knight and Peggy Guggenheim.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 178g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1526615347
  • 9781526615343
  • 304,553

Review quote

It deploys just the right amount of lively, fascinating detail to inform and inspire. * The Guardian on Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories * Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is the third in Kate Pankhurst's colourful picture-book celebrations of notable females; with their playful use of speech bubbles and perspective shifts, they remain significantly more engaging and inspiring than the rival Rebel Girls. -- Imogen Russell Williams on Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders * The Guardian * It's a tremendously engaging read: smart, informative, inclusive and accessible, with gorgeous, visually creative art. The tone is really joyful and it's hard to imagine any group of primary-aged children who wouldn't be inspired by these stories. -- Fiona Noble on Fantastically Great Women Who Made History * The Bookseller * So many worthy nonfiction books for this age group have good intentions but fail to step beyond simple preaching with boring line drawings. This one succeeds, thanks to its interesting choice of role models, gorgeous colourful illustrations, a sense of humour and sharp language that informs without patronising * The Times on Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World * This book which is a must have for anybody - girl or boy, man or woman - it's enlightening for one and all ... it's celebratory; laying out key messages in an attractive and engaging way to inspire a new set of admirers * Books for Keeps on Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World *
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About Ms Kate Pankhurst

Kate Pankhurst is the bestselling author and illustrator of the trailblazing and internationally successful Fantastically Great Women books. Kate's books have been translated into 22 languages and been shortlisted for many awards, including the NIBBIES award for Children's Illustrated & Non-fiction. Most recently, her first book Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World has been adapted into an inspiring stage show, touring the UK in 2021 and 2022. Most days, Kate can be found illustrating and writing in her studio in Leeds with her spotty dog, Olive. She loves a good story, the funnier the better, and gets her best ideas by doodling in her sketchbook; because even quick, wonky drawings can spark ideas for amazing plots.
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22 ratings
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