The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Little People, Big Dreams: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
This brilliant Little People, Big Dreams series of picture books introduces the genre of biography to children, enthusing them about extraordinary people who followed their dreams to achieve great things. There is additional factual information, photographs and a timeline at the end the book, along with suggestions for further reading.
This delightful biography for young readers introduces the life of the writer Agatha Christie, who created the great fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. One of the bestselling novelists of all time, she stepped outside the constraints of early 20th-century society, becoming a nurse in the First World War, travelling the world, and using what she learned to help inspire her stories.
As well as highlighting her achievements, the book quietly emphasises how wonderful the imagination can be, and how this can inspire others, too. This is shown even through the illustrations, as Agatha's creations spill out across the pages.