Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders

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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

Kate Pankhurst, descendent of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work.

What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a BIG question that everyone is asked from an early age. Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of different industries.

* Climb to the top of Everest with fearless mountaineer Junko Tabei
* Calculate mind-fizzing formulas with mathematician Katherine Johnson
* Make brilliant scientific discoveries with Rosalind Franklin
* Travel high up in the sky in a hot-air balloon with Sophie Blanchard

Overflowing with beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in. A fantastic gift for girls and boys alike!

List of women featured: Junko Tabei, Sophie Blanchard, Maria Merian, Elizabeth Magie, the London Matchgirls, Rosa May Billinghurst, Katherine Johnson, Annette Kellerman, Katia Krafft, Rosalind Franklin, James Barry, Madam C.J. Walker, Lotte Reiniger.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 250 x 250 x 7mm | 194g
  • BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781408899274
  • 48,991

Review Text

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 20160820
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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 * It's impossible not to be inspired by this book, written by a descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, and the great women featured in it. Their stories are told across bright spreads, which are packed with information that will make readers excited about the remarkable achievements described. * Absolutely Education * Every element of this book is pieced together perfectly; the amount of information, the fun way it is presented, the illustrations and of course the diverse mix of women. This book should be available in every school and every library and is sure to inspire young people to follow their hearts. * Acorn Books * An absolute must-have for every young person's bookshelf. * The Huffington Post * 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 *
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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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86 ratings
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3 2% (2)
2 1% (1)
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