Book of the week: Little People, BIG DREAMS Captain Tom Moore  By Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara illus. Christophe Jacques 

The newest addition to my favourite best-selling picture book biography series Little People, BIG DREAMS pays tribute to British national treasure, Sir Captain Tom Moore, the veteran who raised over £30 million for the NHS during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.  

This lovely book was developed in conversation with the charity recipient of Captain Tom Moore’s original fundraising drive: NHS Charities Together. By buying a copy of this book, people are making a donation of 3% of the cover price to NHS Charities Together. 

This gorgeously illustrated book is an ode to the great man himself; the same families who followed his incredible story throughout lockdown can learn more about Captain Tom’s amazing early life from his childhood and through to his achievements in World War Two; culminating in his epic walk that inspired a nation. The story of Captain Tom teaches us that by coming together, we can dream bigger than ever, and that when the going gets tough, you just have to keep on walking. 

The author, Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegera, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director and the creator of the multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series. The world’s pre-imminent picture book biography series that explores the lives of outstanding people.

The illustrations are by Christophe Jacques who always wanted to be an artist, ever since he was a kid. He studied at the LUCA school of arts in Brussels, specialising in illustration. He focuses on illustrations for children and he has worked with clients all over the world. Christophe lives and works in Flanders, Belgium. 

The publisher Frances Lincoln Children’s Books is an imprint of The Quarto Group. The leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, publishes both children’s and adults’ titles in over 35 countries and in more than 25 languages. 

ISBN: 9780711262072 

Price: £9.99 | Format: Hardback 

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