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Jesse Owens (Volume 42) Hardcover – Illustrated, June 2 2020

4.9 out of 5 stars 128 ratings

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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. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. ​

Anna Katharina Jansen is an illustrator based in Germany who graduated with an MA in illustration from HAW Hamburg. Her clients include: Google, GLAD! magazine, Frankfurt Book Fair, and Parents magazine. 

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Frances Lincoln Children's Books; New edition (June 2 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0711245835
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0711245839
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 340 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.83 x 1.4 x 25.15 cm
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¡Hola! My name is Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara and I’m a writer and creative director from Barcelona. When I was a little girl, I used to read books under the covers with a flashlight once my mom had turned the light off. I always wanted to be a writer… but when I grew up, I ended up in advertising. It was a lot of fun though; I loved working with directors, photographers, designers, and I also wrote scripts, documentaries and texts for all kind of things.

Then, I decided to self-publish a book that had been in my mind for a long time. One day, one thousand copies of the book arrived at my home – I had no idea what I was going to do with them! I opened a little online shop, offered them to some pretty stores in my neighborhood and, one by one, I sold them all. Soon, publishing houses started to approach me to write books, but I was working on another idea of my own: a series about little people with BIG dreams.

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Lindsey McGrath
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on December 29, 2020
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noone
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking for kids
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 18, 2022
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Abbi Kruse
4.0 out of 5 stars Important Story - Questionable Illustration
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 26, 2020
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Abbi Kruse
4.0 out of 5 stars Important Story - Questionable Illustration
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 26, 2020
I love this series and have purchased many of the titles. Unfortunately, the story of Jesse Owens and the oppression he faced was lost on the children as they could not stop giggling about this cartoon butt. (Anyone who has kids knows butts are very funny stuff.) I think the illustrator missed the mark- taking away from the story rather than adding to it. Still giving it four stars because it’s an important story to be told.
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Jennifer Seaman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to series
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 7, 2020
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2.0 out of 5 stars Heads up, there's a butt!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 18, 2021
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