Synopsis: In this book from the highly acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of J. R. R. Tolkien, author and forefather of the fantasy genre.

Little John experienced lots of change in his life from a young age. Moving from South Africa to a big city in England, he longed for the nature he grew up around. After the death of both of his parents, John found comfort in telling stories and building imaginary worlds with his friends. And he continued to tell stories for the rest of his life, creating epic tales of hobbits, dwarves, elves, and wizards as J. R. R. Tolkien. 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 writer’s life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Release Date: 26th April 2022

Genres: Picture Books, Biography/ Memoir, Author, Children’s,

Pages: 32

Thank you so much to Quarto/ Frances Lincoln and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

Review: This book follows the life of author J. R. R. Tolkien who went in to write the world famous Lord of the Rings books.

I personally knew nothing of him at all, I haven’t read his books either, but I thought it might be interesting to read about him and it actually was.

From an early age he had already gone through so much with parental loss and moving but his imagination never dwindled. I love that he never lost his imagination though all he went through. Then after the war his writing dreams became a reality, and he became popular which is so sweet.

He sounded like a very interesting man, creating his fantasy world, telling stories to his friends and his children, seeing this world of his own become loved by everyone else. He took his time writing because the story mattered and he loved what he was doing.

I really enjoyed reading this one, another great book in this series on yet another incredible person. I always mention it but this series is so important and really should be read with children, they get to learn so much and inspire them in so many ways.

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.


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