Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

by Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Albert Arrayas


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New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the life of Mohandas Gandhi, the father of India, in this true story of his life. As a young teenager in India, Gandhi led a rebellious life and went against his parents' values. But as a young man, he started to form beliefs of his own that harked back to the Hindu principles of his childhood. Gandhi began to dream of unity for all peoples and religions. Inspired by this idea, he led peaceful protests to free India from British rule and unite the country—ending violence and unfair treatment. His bravery and free-thinking made him one of the most iconic people of peace in the world, known as 'Mahatma' meaning 'great soul'. 

With innovative illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful people of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786037879
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: Little People, BIG DREAMS Series , #31
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 161,963
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the 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. 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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Mahatma Gandhi 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
GratefulGrandma 3 months ago
I continue to be impressed by the Little People, Big Dreams series. Each book in the series shares the lives of an extraordinary person, who had an amazing impact on the world. The thing they have in common is that they all had a dream as a child. I think most people have heard about Ghandi, the leader of the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule. He used non-violence to rise up, and fight injustice. This is a children's book and it is a simple introduction to Ghandi. It does not tell us everything he did, but used his peaceful protesting to teach a very important lesson to children. I love the quirky illustrations and simple language found on each page. I learned some things about his background that I did not know before. Once again, this series for young children demonstrates that you are never to young to have a dream or to begin working to make it a reality. I recommend this book and series to all elementary school libraries. The publisher generously provide me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
Anonymous 3 months ago
"Mahatma Gandhi" is another quality addition to the "Little People, Big Dream" series. While the history behind Gandhi's revolutionary movements was brutal, unfair and violent, this little book, however, manages to bring out the dark sides of history in a positive way through uplifting text and illustrations. The focus of the book is about Gandhi's determination to reform using the power of peace rather than the power of force. Such a great little book for children to get acquainted with Gandhi.
LadyInRead 5 months ago
My Thoughts I have read a few of the LPDB books already and enjoyed each and every one of them. This book is another one worthy of the series. Mahatma Gandhi was (one of) the first great leaders we grew up knowing. Initially, it thrilled us that we had a holiday on his birthday, and later we learned to respect and honor the day. This book, like the others in the series, tells us the story of the featured person. It does so with the perfect combination of easy to understand language for the early reader, details and facts that relay the salient information about the Mahatma (with focus on his message of peace and his path to it), and colorful, bright illustrations that appeal to the eye. The recurring appearance of the messenger of peace – a pigeon – across the pages is a quaint and clever touch! In Summary This simplified (to be expected with intended target audience) yet elegant introduction to Mahatma Gandhi is a good addition to the series; and to classroom libraries. Rating: B+ Reading Level: 6 – 10 years Disclaimer: Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the digital review copy of the little guides featured today. All opinions are my own.
JGirotti 6 months ago
A wonderful book with the sweetest illustrations! A brief history of the life of Mahatma Gandhi and a reminder that we can protest things we don't like in a non-violent way. Even adults can learn a lot from this little book. Great for all ages. Thank you to #NetGalley and The Quarto Group for allowing me to read an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This is a wonderful entry in a wonderful series. With its lovely and appealing illustrations, along with a simple (yet profound) story line, this book gives young readers a chance to learn more about a most impressive man. Even as an adult, I learned things about Gandhi that I had not known while reading this book. Gandhi was a man who stood up (and sat down) for his beliefs in equality and self-government, always invoking peaceful protest. He is a man to be admired. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for another entry in a most favorite series. All opinions are my own.
SaschaDarlington 6 months ago
I LOVE these little books! What a fantastic series this is! Like the David Bowie book I reviewed a couple of days ago, Mahatma Gandhi is brightly and cheerfully illustrated while the words tell the story of a truly special soul. There are many instances for discussion in this book and lessons for learning. And the last sentence, illustrated with Gandhi as a boy a dove perched on his hand says: And Mahatma, the little boy with the very big heart, gave a single lesson to those who hope for a brighter future: sometimes the power of peace is greater than the power of force. What a hopeful message! The Amazon webpage for this book has some of the pages and illustrations for viewing so that you can see the vibrancy of these pictures and words. I think this would be a wonderful series to share with your child or as a gift. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Robin Letourneau 7 months ago
This book is part of the "Little People, Big Dreams" series. It is a nice, simple introduction to life of Mahatma Gandhi. The illustrations and narrative is perfect to capture the attention of children (mine are 8 & 10yo), with just enough information to educate without overwhelming. Now they not only recognize the name Mahatma Gandhi, but they also know a little bit about this important person in history. *Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*
Kristy_K 7 months ago
I'm sad to say that there was lot in this little children's book that I didn't know or else forgot about Gandhi. Once again Sanchez Vegara does a wonderful job showcasing a great person in history. She makes Gandhi's story understandable for little ones without discounting the truth of it. I received an advanced copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.