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Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories

Written by Kate Pankhurst

Illustrated by Kate Pankhurst

Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories Synopsis

'Significantly more engaging and inspiring than the rival Rebel Girls' GUARDIAN 'It's hard to imagine any group of primary-aged children who wouldn't be inspired' BOOKSELLER 'An absolute must-have for every young person's bookshelf' HUFFINGTON POST Over half of all the visual artists working today are women, but the paintings and sculptures shown in many galleries and museums tell a different story because they're usually the work of men. In this book Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the fascinating stories of some of history's most talented female artists. * Express your feelings and find your identity through art with Frida Kahlo * Run away to the circus and paint with Laura Knight * Help bring talented artists into the spotlight with Peggy Guggenheim * Challenge racism and segregation by creating powerful art with Faith Ringgold Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories is a celebration of just some of the women whose creativity and dreams have made a mark on the world. A fantastic gift for girls and boys alike! List of women featured: Amrita Sher-Gil, Elisabeth Le Brun, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Faith Ringgold, Frida Kahlo, Kathe Kollwitz, Dame Laura Knight and Peggy Guggenheim.

Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories Press Reviews

It deploys just the right amount of lively, fascinating detail to inform and inspire. * The Guardian on Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories * Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is the third in Kate Pankhurst's colourful picture-book celebrations of notable females; with their playful use of speech bubbles and perspective shifts, they remain significantly more engaging and inspiring than the rival Rebel Girls. -- Imogen Russell Williams on Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders * The Guardian * It's a tremendously engaging read: smart, informative, inclusive and accessible, with gorgeous, visually creative art. The tone is really joyful and it's hard to imagine any group of primary-aged children who wouldn't be inspired by these stories. -- Fiona Noble on Fantastically Great Women Who Made History * The Bookseller * So many worthy nonfiction books for this age group have good intentions but fail to step beyond simple preaching with boring line drawings. 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 * This book which is a must have for anybody - girl or boy, man or woman - it's enlightening for one and all ... it's celebratory; laying out key messages in an attractive and engaging way to inspire a new set of admirers * Books for Keeps on Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526615343
Publication date: 3rd February 2022
Author: Kate Pankhurst
Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages

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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