Rafa Nadal (Little People, Big Dreams)

by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara (Author) Rocio Ledesma (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

From the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of tennis star Rafa Nadal.

Little Rafa was born in Majorca, Spain. Encouraged by his two uncles, he loved playing football and tennis, but found that he particularly excelled at tennis. At only fifteen years old, he became a professional! Soon, he was ranked as one of the best on the court, and at age twenty-two, he was proclaimed the number one tennis player in the whole world. Since then, Rafa has won many trophies, including twenty-two Grand Slams. His self-confidence, perseverance, and determination are the keys to his success. Today, he is considered one of the best tennis players in history.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling biography series for kids that explores 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 of books offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats.  

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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. In 2014, she created a book for her two twin nieces for their birthday, which shortly thereafter became the first book in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series. This multimillion-copy bestselling series of picture books explores the lives of outstanding people. From Mahatma Gandhi to Aretha Franklin, to Prince, Sánchez Vegara researches complex careers and makes them accessible to young children, with her unique and mindful style of writing. She works with a diverse team of illustrators to make each book lively, eye-catching and motivating. 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. ​

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Agathe Bray-Bourret majored in film animation at Concordia University. A big fan of cartoons, especially French cartoons, she loves how expressive characters in this style can be. Agathe illustrates for magazines and books, and for commercial ads. Her music videos and short movies have played in many festivals worldwide.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780711298613
Lexile Measure
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Guided Reading Level
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Publisher
Frances Lincoln Ltd
Publication date
June 04, 2024
Series
Little People, Big Dreams
BISAC categories
JNF038060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Europe
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
JNF054120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Racket Sports
Library of Congress categories
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