Synopsis: In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Elvis, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Elvis was born into poverty in North Mississippi, a place where opportunities were a rare thing to see. Still, he felt that someday, somehow, something amazing would happen. When he sang in a school talent show, he realised that singing was all he wanted to do with his life.
He had just finished high school when he plucked up the courage and walked through the doors of Sun Studios, ready to record his first song. After this came hit after hit, and he popularised a new genre of music that mixed all kinds of different styles. That genre was Rock ‘n’ Roll, and it would take the world by storm!
All the great artists that came after him still look up to little Elvis, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the unique and irreplaceable artist who changed the course of music history. 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 music legend’s life.
Release Date: 17th May 2022
Genres: Memoir/Biography, Children’s Books, Music,
Thanks to Quarto / Frances Lincoln and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: Elvis is so cool his music is still incredible and he’s still beloved by many, me included. I’m so glad to have read this book on him. He was a trendsetter and did what he wanted to do regardless of other thoughts on it. He was different to anyone of his time and even to our time now too.
I do feel like this book could have had a little more detail on his life pre his career but it was still a really good biography book with lots of information, it’s a good depiction of how his career took off quickly and how people responded to his unique style too. How he rose to his fame and became the star of music and screen with all his hard work.
I loved the adorable illustration in this one, they were really so cute and always add so much to the story, I love seeing them in these books, seeing the inspiring people in different ages within the illustrations. Kids would love looking at them.
I love these books and I love that they focus on so many different people. Such an inspiring and great series on some of the greatest people that went for their dreams, made them come true and had an impact in the world.
About Author: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books and the author of the multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. 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.
About Illustrator: Ana Albero was born in Alicante, Spain. She studied Visual Communication at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and illustration at the University of the Arts Berlin. She is now based in Berlin, where she works primarily in graphite and colored pencil creating vibrant textured images inspired by old pictures and movies. She is the illustrator of Coco Chanel, David Bowie and Marilyn Monroe from the best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series.