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Fantastically Great Women Sports Stars and their Stories (Paperback)
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Fantastically Great Women Sports Stars and their Stories (Paperback)

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Paperback 200 Pages
Published: 09/05/2024
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Travel to Greece and watch Cynisca, a Spartan princess, become the first ever woman to win at the ancient Olympic Games. Or touch the heavens with Junko Tabei as she carves her path through history and mountain ranges with little applause but a lot of bravery.

In this book Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the fascinating stories of some of history's most talented female sports stars.

From football superstars to trailblazing Olympians, women throughout history have fought for the right to take part, win or lose, in sports across the globe. Whether they were the Lionesses on the pitch who won the UEFA European Championship in 2022, or behind the scenes setting up rival games when the Olympics said NO to women, these women are all sporting heroes.

Including diary entries, postcard messages, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Sports Stars and Their Stories is a celebration of just some of the women whose tenacity and skill have made a mark on the world. A fantastic gift for girls and boys alike!

List of women featured: Cynisca, Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Dod, Alice Milliat, Junko Tabei, Derartu Tulu, Marta Vieira da Silva, Ellie Simmonds and Simone Biles.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526615480
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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It deploys just the right amount of lively, fascinating detail to inform and inspire - Guardian on FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN SCIENTISTS AND THEIR STORIES

An absolute must-have for every young person's bookshelf - Huffington Post on FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN ARTISTS AND THEIR STORIES

It's a tremendously engaging read: smart, informative, inclusive and accessible, with gorgeous, visually creative art. The tone is really joyful and it's hard to imagine any group of primary-aged children who wouldn't be inspired by these stories - Fiona Noble on Fantastically Great Women Who Made History, Bookseller on FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO MADE HISTORY

So many worthy non-fiction books for this age group have good intentions but fail to step beyond simple preaching with boring line drawings. This one succeeds, thanks to its interesting choice of role models, gorgeous colourful illustrations, a sense of humour and sharp language that informs without patronising - The Times on FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

A must-have for anybody – girl or boy, man or woman – it’s enlightening for one and all … it’s celebratory, laying out key messages in an attractive and engaging way to inspire a new set of admirers - Books for Keeps on FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

This one succeeds, thanks to its interesting choice of role models, gorgeous colourful illustrations, a sense of humour and sharp language that informs without patronising - The Times on FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

It's hard to imagine any group of primary-aged children who wouldn't be inspired - Bookseller on FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN ARTISTS AND THEIR STORIES

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“Engaging and inspirational”

Engaging and inspirational stories of 8 women’s sporting heroes. Great layout that keeps children interested.

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“Very inspiring”

Great addition to the Fantastically Great Women series.
There are 8 women and their accomplishments detailed in the book, some I'd heard of and others I hadn't, but they all share the same wonderful... More

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