£9.99

Little People, Big Dreams: Aretha Franklin

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara (Author), Amy Blackwell (Illustrator)

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Aretha Franklin, "The Queen of Soul."

The fourth of five children, Aretha was born in Tennessee and took the stage at an early age in her father's church choir. She went on to become the best-selling rhythm and blues singer of all time, and the first woman to be installed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the musician's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books and the author of the multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people.

Amy Blackwell is a painter, printmaker, knitter, maker, writer, reader, and is very fond of pancakes. Amy is based in the midlands and has a small studio space at backlit in Nottingham, UK – this is where the magic (doodling/printing/bad singing) happens. She's inspired by the weird and wonderful, clashing colors, the natural world, history, fashion, and folklore. She paints, prints, and draws and has done since day one.


Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN 9780711246874
Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
24.8 x 1.1 x 20.4 cm