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Fantastically Great Women: True Stories of Ambition, Adventure and Bravery

Written by Kate Pankhurst

Illustrated by Kate Pankhurst

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Anthologies History Non-Fiction People / Places True Stories

LoveReading View on Fantastically Great Women: True Stories of Ambition, Adventure and Bravery

Be inspired by these extraordinary women to be bold, aim high and never give up

This eye-catching book is a compendium of inspiring women who dared to stand up for what mattered to them and to do things that those around them said they shouldn’t or couldn’t. In words and pictures - equally lively and informative – Kate Pankhurst tells fifty true-life stories of artists, writers, doctors, scientists, champions and campaigners. To put them in chronological order (and a handy timeline at the end does just that), she features great women from Hatshepsut, Egyptian Pharoah in 1479 BCE, to NASA scientist Katherine Johnson, who died just last year. Each has a double page to themselves, cleverly laid out to be visually appealing while delivering large amounts of information. Bringing together Pankhurst’s individual volumes but adding new faces too, this is a must read for every young person, and will fascinate their parents too.

Andrea Reece

Fantastically Great Women: True Stories of Ambition, Adventure and Bravery Synopsis

No DREAM is too BIG if you just believe in yourself. And these strong, ambitious and FANTASTICALLY GREAT women prove it. They've conquered the tallest mountains, made game-changing discoveries, stood up for women's rights and protected our beautiful, fragile planet.

Discover the inspirational lives of just some of the extraordinary women who have transformed people's expectations of what women can do in this stunning gift collection. Featuring illustrated timelines and all the women from Kate Pankhurst's adored picture books, from Frida Kahlo to Jane Goodall, and some new faces too. Get ready to meet courageous racing car driver Eliska Junkova who whizzed to victory and became the first woman to win a Grand Prix and the influential composer Chiquinha Gonzaga, the first woman conductor in Brazil.

Perfect for reading at bedtime, these empowering stories will encourage you to BE BOLD, AIM HIGH and NEVER GIVE UP. How will YOU change the world?

Fantastically Great Women: True Stories of Ambition, Adventure and Bravery Press Reviews

“It's a tremendously engaging read: smart, informative, inclusive and accessible, with gorgeous, visually creative art.” – Fiona Noble on Fantastically Great Women Who Made History, The Bookseller

“This one succeeds, thanks to its interesting choice of role models, gorgeous colourful illustrations, a sense of humour and sharp language that informs without patronising” – The Times on Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World


Book Information

ISBN: 9781526623607
Publication date: 14th October 2021
Author: Kate Pankhurst
Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 160 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: Anthologies, History, Non-Fiction, People / Places, Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem, 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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