Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela’s journey from political prisoner to president of South Africa is an incredible tale of triumph in the face of adversity. 2018 marks a hundred years since his birth.
From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.
About the Author
Isabel Thomas is a science writer and children's author who has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, the ASE Science Book of the Year, and the Blue Peter Book Awards. Isabel also writes for children's science magazines Whizz Pop Bang and The Week Junior Science + Nature, and for outreach projects. She is a primary school governor and parent of three young sons.
Hannah Warren is an award-winning illustrator, whose bold, colourful and slightly whimsical illustrations reference retro design and travel posters from the 1960s. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, Hannah has worked with an impressive list of clients, including Stella magazine, Phaidon and Thames & Hudson.