Charles Dickens - Little People, Big Dreams Picture Book
This colour illustrated hardback picture book is a fantastic way to acquaint young readers with one of Britain's favourite writers - Charles Dickens. From Oliver Twist to Ebeneezer Scrooge, the creations that flowed from Charles' nib have delighted us for generations.
When Charles was a boy he made up his own adventures. But after a Dickensian twist of fate saw his father go to prison for debt, Charles ended up labouring in a factory with other children. He worked his way out, trying his hand in a law firm, and then as an actor, before making a name for himself as a reporter and gifted storyteller.
Charles became one of the most beloved novelists of all time, aware of the power of a tale and of giving poor children a voice.
At the back of this book there is a facts and photo section to support the story told (great for parents and older children hungry for a few more details).
This delightful series (Little People, Big Dreams) introduces young readers to outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Also in this series - Emmeline Pankhurst, Maya Angelou, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo.
Recommended for children 5 - 8 years.
Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Isobel Ross.
Hardcover. 32 pages.