Pelé (Little People, Big Dreams)

by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara (Author) Camila Rosa (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Pelé, Brazil's all-time King of Soccer.

With a sock full of rags for a ball, Pelé honed his skills in a poor neighborhood in Brazil. He believed that, one day, he would lead his country to World Cup victory--and he was right! With Pelé and his super skills on the team, Brazil lifted the trophy three times. Today, he is widely regarded as the greatest soccer player who ever lived--and a hero off the pitch, too, using his voice to help the people who need it most. This inspiring 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 King'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.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!


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Review quotes

"Clear, smoothly flowing text in concise paragraphs provides excellent detail about Pelé's life, while striking, colorful illustrations match the joy he expresses throughout his life." - Selenia Paz, Booklist
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

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. ​

Christophe Jacques always wanted to be an artist, ever since he was a kid. He studied at the LUCA school of arts in Brussels, specializing in illustration. Christophe graduated in 2008 and since then he has been gradually making a living as an artist. He focuses on illustrations for children and he has worked with clients all over the world. He loves to create bright worlds with lots of colors and happy faces. Although he mainly works digitally, Christophe always carries a sketchbook, making sketches all of the time. Christophe lives and works in Flanders, Belgium.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780711245730
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
September 20, 2020
Series
Little People, Big Dreams

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