Little People Big Dreams : Stephen Hawking

Little People Big Dreams : Stephen Hawking

Little People Big Dreams : Stephen Hawking

The Little People, Big Dreams series from Quarto is perfect for inspiring young minds.

Stephen Hawking was responsible for one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the 20th century, and this beautifully illustrated book gives a fascinating insight in to his life and career.

Born in Oxford during World War 2, Stephen was fascinated by the stars and the mysteries of the universe from a very young age. He was never top of the class, but it was clear to his classmates and teachers that his curiosity and love of science would take him far.

However, whilst studying at university, Stephen was taken ill. Doctors discovered he was suffering from a rare, paralyzing disease and only had a few years to live. Instead of wallowing and worrying, Stephen decided to reach for the stars. He lived until the age of 76 and became one of the most important British scientists in modern history.

This is an inspiring story which teaches children about the power of perseverance and why you should never give up on your dreams.

Other titles in this fantastic series include Frida Kahlo, David Attenborough and Emmeline Pankhurst.

Book review provided by Shelley Edwards, Founder of Ivy’s Library. For more children’s book reviews head over to or follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest @ivyslibrary.