Evonne Goolagong (Little People, BIG DREAMS) (Hardcover)

Evonne Goolagong (Little People, BIG DREAMS) By Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Lisa Koesterke (Illustrator) Cover Image

Evonne Goolagong (Little People, BIG DREAMS) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 36 in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series.

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Evonne Goolagong, the inspiring indigenous Australian tennis player.

Evonne grew up on a hot, dusty farm in Australia. She was the third of eight children, and descendant of the Wirundjuri people, who have lived on the land for more than 60,000 years. Her talent for tennis was discovered at a local tennis club, and before she knew it, the girl dreaming about the place called "Wimbledon" was playing on center court. 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 brilliant tennis player'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!
 

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. ​

Lisa Koesterke is a German-Australian illustrator, artist and designer. Her vibrant illustrations are often inspired by everyday life and childhood memories, nature, food and strong female characters, which are all recurring themes in her work. She graduated from the Queensland College of Art (Griffith University) in Brisbane, Australia. Recent clients include: CARE Australia, Ohh Deer, Lucy & Yak, and Papyrus Greetings.

Product Details ISBN: 9780711245860
ISBN-10: 071124586X
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Little People, BIG DREAMS