Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with another 'smart, informative, inclusive and accessible' book about women who have trail-blazed a cause.* In this case, it's the mission to respect and protect the environment.
From deep in the ocean, around the Antarctic to the heart of a Tanzanian forest, women throughout history have made discoveries that have shown us just how amazing the Earth is and why we should look after it. Read about how Antarctic researcher Edith Farkas helped identify the hole in the Ozone Layer and made the whole world realise the effect of pollution and how Daphne Sheldrick's love for wildlife inspired her to care for young elephants who had been orphaned in the wild. In the Gambia, Isatou Ceesay is spreading the message about the damaging consequences of plastic waste and educates women in local communities about recycling. In the UK, Anita Roddick led the charge for ethical consumerism when she opened her cosmetics store, The Body Shop in 1976. From the brilliant author of Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, which has sold over 200,000 copies.
Written in Kate's engaging and playful style with brilliant facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet is a fantastic introduction to just a few of the women whose work and activisim has shaped the world we live in.
*Fiona Noble, The Bookseller, 17th November 2017.
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.
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. * 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. * 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 * It's impossible not to be inspired by this book, written by a descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, and the great women featured in it. Their stories are told across bright spreads, which are packed with information that will make readers excited about the remarkable achievements described * Absolutely Education on Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World * Every element of this book is pieced together perfectly; the amount of information, the fun way it is presented, the illustrations and of course the diverse mix of women. This book should be available in every school and every library and is sure to inspire young people to follow their hearts. * Acorn Books on Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World * An absolute must-have for every young person's bookshelf. * The Huffington Post 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 Made History *
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