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In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Pele, Brazil's all-time King of Football. With a sock full of rags for a ball, Pele honed his skills in a poor neighbourhood in Brazil. He believed that, one day, he would lead his country to World Cup victory - and he was right! With Pele and his super skills on the team, Brazil lifted the trophy three times. Today, he is widely regarded as the greatest...
Explores the childhood of the Canadian author who wrote Anne of Green Gables.
Presents the life of Simone de Beauvoir who would write a book that challenged the role of women in society, sending shock waves around the world.
4) Steve Jobs
"Steve Jobs grew up surrounded by inventors, in sunny Silicon Valley, California. He and his friend Stephen Wozniak channeled their love of computers into their own inventions, building a successful company from Steve's garage. Steve thought that computers were the future, and his big ideas would transform the world and the way people use technolog--
A latest entry in the empowering series introduces the story of French-American sculptor and installation artist Louise Bourgeois, describing how as a young artist she learned to express herself and challenge her fears through her evocative masterworks.
6) Elton John
"As a child, Elton started playing his grandmother's piano in Harrow, London. He could pick tunes out by ear and was soon attending lessons at the Royal Academy. After answering an advertisement in a newspaper, Elton teamed up with a lyric-writing buddy: Bernie Taupin. The rest was history. Elton's songwriting talent, musical skill, and dazzling outfits have made him one of the all-time greats. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations...
7) Ayrton Senna
"From the moment his father gave four-year-old Ayrton Senna a go-kart, he was in love with racing. Showing promise from an early age, Ayrton would go on to take the Formula One world by storm, winning championship after championship and becoming one of the greatest drivers in the sport's history. Off the track, he championed education for the underprivileged in Brazil, his home country"--
In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul. The fourth of five children, Aretha was born in Tennessee and took the stage at an early age in her fathers church choir. She went on to become the bestselling rhythm and blues singer of all time, and the first woman to be installed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations...
10) Corazon Aquino
In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Corazon Aquino, the first female president of the Philippines. Little Cory was a shy, studious child with a great sense of justice. As a young woman and wife, she and her family felt compelled to speak out against the unjust leader who was ruining their country. Showing bravery, reliability and honesty, she led the revolution that ended the dictators...