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Billie Jean King

Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Illustrated by Miranda Sofroniou

Part of the Little People, BIG DREAMS Series

Key Stage 1 People / Places Sports

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Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the inspiring life of Billie Jean King, the tennis star who has dedicated her life to breaking barriers both on and off the tennis court.

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Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore 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 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 hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. 

Billie Jean King Synopsis

Billie Jean began playing tennis at the age of 11. After one of her first tennis lessons, she told her mother, I'm going to be No. 1 in the world, a title she would come to hold five times between 1966 and 1972. Twenty years later, she is still today considered one of the most successful women in sport history.

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 amazing sportswoman's life.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711246928
Publication date: 5th May 2020
Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrator: Miranda Sofroniou
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: People / Places, Sports

About Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sanchez 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 bestselling 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. Miranda Sofroniou is a British Illustrator living in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated from The University of the Arts London (Camberwell College of Art) in 2012 ...

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