Wonder Women by Kay Woodward – Book Review

Wonder Women by Kay Woodward – Book Review

Wonder Women by Kay Woodward

Wonder Women

Author – Kay Woodward
Publisher – Carlton Books
Pages – 64
Released – 11th July 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1783124756
Format – ebook, hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Meet 14 inspirational women who dared to dream. From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, hear the amazing life-stories of women around the world.

Created by an all-women team and beautifully illustrated by internationally renowned artists, Wonder Women will inspire, empower and awe. From Cleopatra to Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai, learn about powerful and adventurous women through history. Covering female leaders from ancient times to modern-day heroes, Wonder Women is the ultimate guide to empowered women.

Portraits created by hand-picked, contemporary illustrators, clear, compelling text and inspirational quotes bring these women’s achievements vividly to life, and relate their stories back to those of young girls today.

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Wonder Women is a book all about famous women both past and present who have contributed to society, stood up for what they believed in or have done something remarkable.

Included in the book are fourteen different women from across the globe:

– Cleopatra – Egyptian Ruler of Egypt
– Joan of Arc – Teenage leader of Armies
– Ada Lovelace – Mathematician and worlds first computer programmer
– Harriet Tubman – Civil rights activist, helped to free slaves.
– Marie Curie – Nobel prize-winning physicist and chemist
– Amelia Earhart – Pilot, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic
– Frida Kahlo – Artist
– Rosa Parks – Civil rights activist whose actions helped to create the Civil Rights Act 1964
– Dr. Jane Goodall – Conservationist and Chimpanzee Researcher
– Valentina Tereshkova – Cosmonaut, the first woman in space
– Junko Tabei – First woman to conquer Everest
– Zaha Hadid – First woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize
– Michelle Obama – campaigner and champion of women’s issues
– Malala Yousafzai – Education Activist & youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize

The book has been written in chronological order of birth dates of the women and each woman has two double pages dedicated to them, including their name, a snippet of information, a full-page portrait which has been drawn by one of eight illustrators that worked on the book. There is also a more in-depth dedication page and a quote from each the famous ladies too.

Most of the women I’d heard of before, but a few such as Zaha Hadid and Junko Tabei I didn’t know. It is always great to gain knowledge and I’m sure there may be more women that children reading this book won’t of heard about before.

The book is quite large at just under 35cms in height but it looks good and is educational too. It is not filled with masses of information so children don’t have to worry about trying to take too much in. What it will do is give children the start to see who these women are and then go on to research them in more detail.

It is an amazing book and one that would be great for the home or for a school library too.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Kay Woodward Wonder Women

Kay Woodward was born in Barrow-in-Furness, grew up in Carlisle, lived in Brighton and spent two years in Kinsale, Co Cork. After working as an editor in children’s publishing, she became an author.

She wrote the SKATE SCHOOL series – Ice Princess, On Thin Ice, Stars on Ice, Going for Gold – published by Usborne. Andersen Press have published JANE AIRHEAD (2009) and also the brand new WUTHERING HEARTS (2011). Kay is married with one daughter and lives near the New Forest.

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