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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 and the author of the multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. 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.
Frau Isa is an artist and illustrator who lives in Vienna, Austria. She paints with acrylics on canvas as well as using digital media. She runs a small graphic design company with her husband, Oliver. www.waldundschwert.com
“packs an emotional punch” - Entertainment Weekly
“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
“Strikingly illustrated, they’re superb first biographies for younger readers.” - The Huffington Post“
We're obsessed with the ‘Little People, Big Dreams’ series” - MotherMag
“Stirring encouragement for all 'little people' with 'big dreams.'” - Kirkus
“Informative text…smartly illustrated… Another batch of successful instalments in the series” - School Library Journal SLJ
“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
“A QUIRKY kids biography series“ - The Voice
"History has too often been written by men and about men and it’s refreshing to see women being brought to the fore...Every school library should have a copy" - The Book Bag