By Author / Illustrator
Ms Kate Pankhurst
Biographies & Autobiographies
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Paperback / softback
Kate Pankhurst, descendent of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work.
What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a BIG question that everyone is asked from an early age. Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of different industries.* Climb to the top of Everest with fearless mountaineer Junko Tabei* Calculate mind-fizzing formulas with mathematician Katherine Johnson* Make brilliant scientific discoveries with Rosalind Franklin* Travel high up in the sky in a hot-air balloon with Sophie Blanchard.
Overflowing with beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in. A fantastic gift for girls and boys alike! List of women featured: Junko Tabei, Sophie Blanchard, Maria Merian, Elizabeth Magie, the London Matchgirls, Rosa May Billinghurst, Katherine Johnson, Annette Kellerman, Katia Krafft, Rosalind Franklin, James Barry, Madam C.J. Walker, Lotte Reiniger.
Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is a lovely book about some crucial women who have made history - and 'worked wonders' for the world. It has a double page spread about each woman, giving details of their life and achievements, leading to why they are so important - including the London Matchgirls, disabled suffragette campaigner Rosa May Billinghurst and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.
Each page is set out beautifully with illustrations to bring the information to life and little chunks of text. As there is so much information, each page is quite busy which may mean it is overwhelming for less confident readers but it would be a great text to look at as a class or at home with parents, too.
At the back of the book, there is a section to explain any difficult words that they may come across. It also ends with a lovely double page spread of them all, asking 'How will you work wonders?'
Picture book / Reviewed by Lucy Newton, Teacher
Suggested Reading Age 7+