by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
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Pub Date 7 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the true story of Marilyn Monroe, the iconic movie star.
Little Norma Jeane grew up between foster homes, an orphanage, and a family friend’s house—where she was forbidden to watch movies. Through her difficult childhood and teen years, she dreamed of becoming an actress. One day, a photographer spotted her and gave her a modelling contract, and from this day she was “Marilyn Monroe.” Though much-admired, she suffered from pre-performance anxiety, which was a challenge for her in her career. Her films grossed over $200 million but she was known to have said: “I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.” 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 star’s life.
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Marilyn Monroe is one of the most fascinating women to watch on screen and read about, not only for her beauty and talent but also because she was a woman of many contradictions; She was a savvy businesswoman but could convincingly play the ‘dumb blonde’, she suffered with crippling anxiety but always seemed the epitome of confidence and she battled depression, but her smile was one of the most famous in world. This short biography skips over some of the darker points of Marilyn’s life and death but that is to be expected considering the age range it is intended for. These biographies are age appropriate; inspiring and interesting, but not overwhelming. They have bright, beautiful illustrations, striking covers, and look great on a shelf together. I love the diversity of the people featured in this series. Artists, athletes, authors, activists, actors, explorers, entertainers, musicians and scientists. Thank you NetGalley and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
A sweet introduction to Marilyn Monroe for little ones. With beautiful and colourful illustrations, we learn about Marilyn's tough start to life to how she became one of the most famous movie stars. My daughters (7 and 5) were definitely interested in Marilyn's story and this book certainly held their attention. It doesn't mention much about her films but is a good introduction to her life for younger readers and really focuses on Marilyn's determination to succeed after a tricky start in life. I always enjoy reading this series of books to my girls.
I really enjoyed this children's book, which showed the life of Marilyn Monroe from when she was a child. I found it really interesting to find out more about her and how she became famous. The book is very colourful and the illustrations are beautiful and unique. I highly recommend this book. Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you to Quarto/Frances Lincoln and Netgalley for the Earc to read and review. Marilyn Monroe even today who doesn’t love her? She’s an icon and remembered for being the most beautiful women ever. I loved that I got to learn more about her by reading this, I didn’t realise she had been raised in an orphanage, that was so interesting to me. She had such a ‘normal’ life before becoming who we all knew her to be, it’s so fascinating. She’s always such an inspiring, talented and beautiful woman no matter the era we are in and I am so glad she has a part in this wonderful book series. As I always say this series is incredible, with the adorable illustrations, the biographies of some of the most wonderful and inspiring people being cut down to bite sized easy stories for younger kids to read and understand. These books will always be a recommendation from me.
I loved the positivity throughout this book. Admittedly, I don't know much about Marilyn Monroe biographically, but this book teases out the some really important messages for young people from her life. Be yourself, Don't shrink next to others, even those you really admire. Dream big. Work to get to where you want to be. Some of the books in these series are a little loaded for readers at the younger end of the recommended age range but my nearly 5 year old really enjoyed the Marilyn Monroe edition. Beautifully illustrated with just the right amount of information.
I really enjoy the book in this series and I am a huge Marilyn fan but I was a little disappointed with this one and it did leave me wanting more, it almost felt like the story was only part completed. The cover is not the image I would have thought would have suited the book as Marilyn was glamorous and stunningly attractive and the image just does not do her justice and the images inside are much better. It is 3.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 4 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – definitely looking forward to the next book!
Marilyn Monroe by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vagara I give this book 4 stars In this book from the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the true story of Marilyn Monroe, the iconic movie star. Age range 4-7 years Ideal for young readers these are a fun way for them to learn about role models from all walks of life.These mini biographies contain simple text and colourful illustrations. With thanks to Netgalley,the author and Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books,
Marilyn Monroe by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara is another release in the Little People, Big Dreams series, which I have reviewed frequently on here. I just love these little books. They are always packed with facts about the person who they are writing about and full of colourful illustrations throughout. This book is about the all time beauty Marilyn Monroe.........who started he life out as Norma Jeane. She grew up between foster homes, an orphanage, and a family friend’s house—where she was forbidden to watch movies. Through her difficult childhood and teen years, she dreamed of becoming an actress. Then, one day, a photographer spotted her and gave her a modelling contract, and from this day she was “Marilyn Monroe.” Though much-admired, she suffered from pre-performance anxiety, which was a challenge for her in her career. Her films grossed over $200 million but she was known to have said: “I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.” 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 star’s life. I found this little book full of easy to read, with great Illustrations throughout this small book. It's one you should definitely buy for your little readers so they can learn about her....... Marilyn Monroe was loved by so many people and many had a poster of her hanging on their bedroom wall!!!! My grandad even had a photo in his wallet of her with my nan's photo! (Bless Him) I am so glad these books are being published and I highly recommend all of these books Many thanks to Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this title and highly recommend. I feel this will make an excellent addition to anyone’s book collection. Please be sure to go and pick this one up
I love these books and this one was no exception to the rule. Truly beautiful! Would make a perfect gift.
I have read many of the books in this series and have enjoyed them all. I feel they are wonderful books to own, especially for children who want to create their own mini libraries at home. Although the book did skip some of Marilyn’s life, it did, however, manage to encapsulate the essence of her life. The text contributes well to the illustrations, and visa versa. Suitable for both infant and primary school children. There is enough content in the book in which to encourage readers to explore more on this brilliant actress. I loved it!
When my 8 year old daughter saw that new titles were being released by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara she was so excited to get the opportunity to review them. She has read all of the previous titles in our local bookshop and very much enjoys them. The author does a great job of providing facts about famous people past and present in a way that is interesting to children, informative and expands their knowledge of the world. I would recommend these books for children aged 7-12 and would definitely give them 5 stars!!
This is the second book in this series that I've read and I'm a huge fan. They're beautifully illustrated, quick reads that are super interesting. Perfect for all ages. I'll definitely be reading more.
Discover the lives of extraordinary people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as merely a child with a dream. Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane and she knew from a very young age that she wanted her name up in bright lights on the big screen. She propelled herself to stardom in her early twenties, living out her dreams with the fabulous new name of Marilyn Monroe. The little girl with a big dream became one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century. This inspiring story of the actress’s life also features a facts and photo section towards the back. It's an educational and entertaining read filled with vivid full-colour illustrations which empowers young ones to pursue their dreams without limitations and inspires them to dream bigger and realise their fullest potential by introducing them to extraordinary people throughout history. It's a wonderfully engaging and simple to understand book which also helps kids with literacy and fosters an enjoyment of reading. You simply cannot go wrong with this series in general as everything is executed perfectly and tailored beautifully to youngsters. There is just enough information to whet their appetite but not enough to overwhelm. Highly recommended.
I love that this book focuses on the good things that Marilyn Munroe did and completely ignores the controversy surrounding her later life and death (which lets be honest, isn't suitable reading for the age range that this is aimed at). It shows that you can come from nothing (being in foster homes because her mother was too sick to care for her) and having a huge amount of competition, but being determined to follow your dreams and keep working hard towards them, can pay off. But that you should never stop remembering where you came from and what your life was like before you became famous. I really loved this book.
This was a cute fun kid friendly book about Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. It tells the story of her life in a simple easy format to understand. I love all the books in this series and recommend them. They also make great gifts!
Little People, Big Dreams have provided an inspirational story about a true icon and shows there is so much more to ones story. The drawings and story match perfectly for young audiences and will be a story that can easily be picked up, enjoyed and remembered for a long time. I really do enjoy this series!