Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is a new biography for young readers in the Little People, Big Dreams series. I've reviewed a number of these titles and all of them are delightful and exuberant little books which cover the lives of famous cultural, science, arts, and innovative icons while maintaining an age-appropriate level of detail.

Released 30th July 2019 from Quarto on their Frances Lincoln imprint, it's 32 pages and available in hardcover, and ebook formats.

Written by Isabel S├ínchez Vegara it's well written in clear accessible language.  There is so much information included in this little book about which I was completely unaware. Bruce Lee was a master of cha cha? He was a western boxing adept?  The art by Miguel Bustos is appealing and colorful and supports the text very well. The illustrations are active and kinetic and suit the dynamic energy of the subjects.

Well written and appealing, I am really enjoying all of these little books. This one is a worthy addition.

Five stars. This would make a superlative reading circle book, classroom library book, or gift.  Bruce Lee died tragically young and I'm impressed by the way this series manages to provide age appropriate biography without emphasizing or detracting from the racism, tragedy, and trouble the subjects lived through. This would make a great starting point for deeper research for young readers who are interested in Bruce Lee's life and legacy.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes 

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