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Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders

Written by Kate Pankhurst

Illustrated by Kate Pankhurst

Key Stage 2 History People / Places True Stories

LoveReading View on Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders

February 2019 Book of the Month

Here’s another inspiring, information-packed picture book in what’s becoming something of a series (see also Great Women Who Made History and Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World). It tells the stories of pioneering women who achieved amazing things, often in the face of prejudice or downright hostility from society.  There are familiar names – Rosalind Franklin is included – plus lots that are lesser known, but just as fascinating: balloonist Sophie Blanchard for example, and Sarah Breedlove, beauty entrepreneur.  Their stories are told through lively, engaging text and pictures, it’s a treat to read.  Kate Pankhurst is something of a fantastically great woman herself, and there’s lots for all readers to marvel at and enjoy in this book.

Andrea Reece

More About This Book

Join even more of the world's most inspiring women in this amazing activity book based on Kate Pankhurst's Fantastically Great Women Who Made History, the eagerly anticipated follow up to Kate Pankhurst's hugely successful Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, number one best-selling children's non-fiction title in 2017.

To accompany this series of books you can download a Fantastically Great Women Resource Pack for Key Stages 1-3.

The lessons in this pack serve as an introduction to the themes in the books, matched to National Curriculum objectives and providing material for five PSHE lessons – adaptable for pupils from KS1 to KS3. The final outcome is for your pupils to unleash their own voices, creating unique messages of inspiration for the world.

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders Synopsis

Kate Pankhurst, descendent of 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.

Join scientists, doctors, athletes, hot-air balloonists and more, journey back in time with these brave, bold and brilliant women and discover that anything is possible when you make the most of YOUR talents. Prepare yourself for a celebration of women who opened doors and made it possible for more women to achieve amazing things today.

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.

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.

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This book is in my favourite series ( Fantastically great woman who ……. ) and I excited to borrow this from my school's library !!!

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Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders Press Reviews

Praise for the Fantastically Great Women series:

‘One of the first and best titles in the current boom celebrating female achievement’ - The Guardian

‘Lavishly illustrated’ - The Daily Telegraph

‘Pankhurst parses the historical record for quirky details that young readers will latch onto.’ - The Irish Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408899267
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: Kate Pankhurst
Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: History, People / Places, True Stories

About Kate Pankhurst

Kate Pankhurst illustrates and writes from 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. As a child, Kate spent most of her time drawing silly characters and thinking up funny things for them to do, she feels very lucky to now do this as her job. Kate is the bestselling author and illustrator of the phenomenal Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal 2018, ...

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