In this smash-hit series, we meet some of the most inspiring people in history. These mini biographies are beautifully written and stunningly illustrated. All of them achieved great things, but each life began as a small child with a dream. Perfect for curious minds, each contains a fact and photos section at the back of the book.
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the true story of Marilyn Monroe, the iconic movie star. Little Norma Jeane grew up between foster homes, an orphanage, and a family friend's house - where she was forbidden from watching movies. Through her difficult childhood and teen years, she dreamed of becoming an actress.
One day a photographer spotted her and gave her a modelling contract, and from this day she was 'Marilyn Monroe'. She was much-admired but suffered from pre-performance anxiety, which was a challenge for her in her career. Her films grossed over $200 million but she was known to have said: 'I don't want to make money.
I just want to be wonderful.' She dazzled a generation with her inspired performances and unique style and glamour, and her legacy will live forever as one of the most iconic film actors of all time. 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 star's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists.
No. of pages: 32
Dimensions: 204 x 248 x 11 (mm)
Publisher: Frances Lincoln