Synopsis: Young Hedy Lamarr was fascinated with machines. She love to sit with her father and hear all about scientific theories. A gifted musician and actress, she soon found fame on the stage, but her scientific curiosity never stopped.
Electronics, chemistry, engineering – whatever Hedy put her mind to, she came up with ingenious inventions, blazing a trail for women in science and making great strides towards science. As well as a glittering film career, Hedy developed technology that formed the basis of Wifi and Bluetooth used in our world day. 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 Hedy’s astonishing life.
Release Date: 3rd January 2023
Genres: Biography/ Memoir, Picture Book, Acting, Science, Technology, Family
Thank you so much to Quarto Kids/ Francis Lincoln Children’s and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: Hedy Lamarr the glamorous movie actress, who was so much more than that. As a child she was a quick learner and loved listening to her fathers science talks, giving her the love of it. She turned to acting and became a sensation, but during the war turned back to science.
Wow this woman was incredible, I knew her by her acting but didn’t know anything about her science, or how she helped during the war. I was actually blown away reading this that she’d created that.
This is a really great book, it’s full of inspiration firstly for how smart she was even as a child, she loved to learn and thrived, then she went after her dreams by acting, people only saw her as a pretty face but she proved to the world she was so much more than that. She fled a horrid marriage and rose high above that and prospered by creating something so vital that it was adapted to what we all use today. She is absolutely incredible and so inspiring.
I adore this series of books and this book is no exception it has really beautiful illustrations and tells another story on someone inspiring. I will always recommend these you can learn so much, be fascinated and be inspired.