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The People Awards

Written by Lily Murray

Illustrated by Ana Albero

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A diverting and stylish awards show format to present biographies of the great, the good and the quirky.


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What an interesting and original way to think about important people! This book picks out fifty men and women from different centuries and continents and gives them ‘awards’ for their achievements. Most get very specific awards just for them – Einstein for example gets the Curiosity Award – but there are categories too: the Brilliant Idea Awards recognise Isaac Newton as well as Sejong the Great who created the Korean alphabet. All sorts of people feature from David Bowie and Simon Bolivar to J.K. Rowling and Ana Nzinga. Most are represented with full page portraits opposite smaller pictures showing scenes from their lives. A useful timeline at the back puts everyone in their place chronologically. Here are stories to entertain as well as inform, and maybe to inspire too.

The People Awards Synopsis

Roll up, roll up! The People Awards are about to begin. Who will win the X-ray Award? Who will be named Most Magical Muggle? Who will win the prize for Shaking Up Art? Celebrate with 50 famous people from around the world who made history and changed the world for the better in this beautiful book of biographies with stunning art from award-winning artist Ana Albero.

Featuring: Albert Einstein - Wangari Maathai - Abraham Lincoln - Valentina Tereshkova - Leonardo da Vinci - Marie Curie - Mahatma Gandi - Trischa Zorn - Pablo Picasso - J. K. Rowling - Vincent Lingiari - Tim Berners-Lee - Ellen de Generes - Nelson Mandela - Mary Anning - Alfred Nobel - Frida Kahlo - Louis Pasteur - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Olaudah Equiano - David Bowie - Anne Frank - Confucius - Cleopatra - Pele - Beethoven - Maria Montessori - Tegla Louroupe - Malala Yousefsai - Isaac Newton - Erno Rubik - Sejong the Great - Jan Amos Komensky - Katherine Johnson - Roald Amundsen - Hanae Mori - Eva Peron - Joan of Arc - Sir Donald Bradman - Queen Anna Nzinga - Rosa Parks - Muhammed Ali - Antonia Rodrigues - Simon Bolivar - Rigoberto Munchu - Antoni Gaudi -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Hans Christian Andersen - Sappho

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ISBN: 9781786030634
Publication date: 25/07/2018
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786030634
Publication date: 25th July 2018
Author: Lily Murray
Illustrator: Ana Albero
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: History, People / Places, Reference Books

About Lily Murray

Lily Murray is a freelance writer who has been writing and editing children's books for over 15 years. Her titles for  Lincoln Children's Books include Hello, Hot Dog!, Once Upon a Picture and The People Awards. Other recent titles include Dinosaurium for Big Picture Press and World of Cities for Walker Books. She studied English Literature at university and now lives in a cottage on the edge of some woods with two children, a heroic dog and a strange assortment of other animals. She enjoys walking, reading and trips to London on the slightest excuse.

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