Friday, 9 September 2016

An Exciting Day for "Fantastically Great Women.."

Look who we came across in the 'i' newspaper this morning! Our very own PP artist Kate Pankhurst talking all things "Fantastically Great Women.."! The feature follows the publication of "Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World" yesterday (08.09.16). As a direct descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, Kate has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who helped shape the world we live in. The book features, amongst others; Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Amelia Earhart, Agent Fifi, Sacagawa, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks and Anne Frank.

The feature (above) discusses Kate's link to the famous suffragette who led the campaign for women's votes as well as researching the women who's stories may be slightly less well-known (such as channel swimmer Gertrude Erdele and spy Agent Fifi). The book is a totally fresh concept for young girls, as to find a picture book discussing these strong women and sharing their stories with such a young audience is rare. For young readers it is the perfect introduction to these extremely influential women. "Fantastically Great Women.." has already been recognised as The Times' Children's Book of the Week as well as attracting shining reviews from Picture Books Blogger,  My Thoughts About Books, Read It Daddy and many more! 

There is a children's event taking place tomorrow (10.09.16) at Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds, 1-3.30pm with activities to inspire children aged 5-9! It's sure to be a fantastic afternoon! We hope you enjoy the book as much as we do - more Great Women please!!

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