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Book review: Little Guides to Great Lives

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Have I mentioned lately how in love I am with the sheer volume of bad-ass female biographies available at the moment? Last year I wrote a post on books for feminists of all ages and I love adding to my collection. The latest additions are a selection of Little Guides to Great Lives.

Little Guides to Great Lives - review

I think it’s so important that young readers have strong role models and the people featured in this collection are certainly inspiring. There’s a great blog post on the publisher’s website featuring a bit of a behind the scenes which makes for an interesting read.

The titles I was sent feature the lives of Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Marie Curie. I’ve always been fascinated with Amelia Earhart and I loved reading more about her life. Even as an older reader I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to reading these with Jenson when he’s a bit older.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

Each story goes into detail about the person featured, including family history, childhood, education, early career, successes and more. There’s even a timeline and glossary at the back.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Amelia Earhart - review

The presentation is stunning, from the beautiful hardback cover to the illustrations and easy to digest historical information. There’s also plenty of inspiring quotes.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo - review

Having a different illustrator for each title (but the same writer) ensures each person/book has their own identity. The creators also chose to move away from traditional CMYK and print with three Pantones per book, giving them a distinct style.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Marie Curie - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Marie Curie - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Marie Curie - review

Little Guides to Great Lives: Marie Curie - review

The attention to detail means these are truly books to be treasured. I can’t wait to grow my collection.

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Amelia Earhart
Frida Kahlo
Marie Curie

Who would you like to see added to the collection?

9 thoughts on “Book review: Little Guides to Great Lives”

  1. OK I actually think I am going to have to go out and buy these books as they look fantastic, I love any books like this as I think teaching children about feminism whatever gender they are is just so, so important #KLTR

  2. These look great, interestingly all three women feature in ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World’ which is the book that got my daughter interested in Amelia Earhart, so now I’m thinking of getting the Earhart one of these books to continue her interest! #KLTR

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