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Louis Pasteur

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“Louis Pasteur” by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vergara, with illustrations by Shelly Laslo is a book in the little people, big dream series about a famous scientist.

Louis Pasteur was born in France at a time when we didn’t know much about germs and antibiotics. He discovered a love for science, and that love made him famous and changed medicine forever.

I keep talking about how great this series is and it keeps delivering another great volume after another. I love the variety of artists they bring to the table for this series and this volume is no exception. Highly recommended.

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Louis Pasteur by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara is another great addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series. I love that these are child friendly biographies with wonderful illustrations by a variety of illustrators. Louis Pasteur demonstrated great artistic skills when he was young, but he was interested in Science and went a different route. I knew that he was the one responsible for pasteurization, but didn't know it was wine that he initially developed he process for. He is known as the father of microbiology and made the world safer for everyone. He also developed the first ever vaccine, which I didn't know. He did it by accident when his assistant accidentally injected a mild strain of chicken cholera into the chickens and when they developed the disease, they still got sick, but not too bad. He eventually began trying his vaccines on humans and here we are today, with many diseases eradicated because of Louis Pasteur. I love the actual photos added in the timeline at the back of the book. I definitely encourage schools to carry this series and for teachers to use them when teaching about biographies, famous people and research.

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This is again someone I’ve never heard of and I feel should get more recognition than he does. Pasteur developed pasteurisation to get rid of microbes in his wine. Unfortunately, after three of his children sadly died of disease, he set out to find a cure for future diseases and also to give himself answers.

He made some discoveries which lead him to new treatments to make things safer for humans, and eventually led him to create the first vaccines. He did make some errors don’t get me wrong but he learnt from them and adapted his work.

He won a prize from the Academy of Sciences when he proved that microbes come from living beings, they don’t just appear.

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This is another children's book from the wonderful series called Little People, Big Dreams, which I am always excited to read.

This book is about Louis Pasteur, an artist and scientist who was born in France. He developed pasteurisation to get rid of microbes in his wine. Then, after three of his children sadly died of disease, he set out to find a cure for future diseases.

The book is full of beautiful graphics, and easy to read text, which children and adults will enjoy.

I enjoyed reading this book, which was interesting, and I highly recommend it.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book.

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I'm always impressed by the books in this series that tackle scientific individuals and themes, as they so successfully make this history accessible to really young readers without glossing over important details. This title was no different, it brought Louis Pasteur to life for young readers with the usual beautiful and vibrant illustrations. I knew a little about Louis Pasteur which isn't always the case for me with these books, so it was cool to see things I've learned about depicted in this book. This is a great addition to the Little People Big Dreams series!
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advanced ebook copy of this title!

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“Little Louis was born in France at a time when doctors didn’t know much about why people got sick.”

Louis Pasteur’s name is familiar because of pasteurised milk, but I had no idea about his other major work. What a curious little boy he was, and what an interesting, learned man he became. Briefly, he saw a lot of sickness and death, and wondered what made people ill in the first place. I’m afraid this illustration is of an all-too-common event.

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with this quotations as a caption:
“Most of the time, they used odd and painful cures that didn’t even work.”

He studied science at university, fell in love when he was a professor of chemistry, and his new father-in-law took advantage of the opportunity of having a chemist in the family. He asked Louis to please try to figure out why his wine was spoiling. Louis set to work. Scientists already knew there were tiny organisms called microbes.

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with this quotations as a caption:
“They were so little that they could only be seen using a microscope, but they were everywhere: in the air, in water… even in Monsieur Bigot’s wine!”

That wouldn’t do! The Emperor of France, no less, urged him to solve the problem.

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with this quotations as a caption:
“Louis found out that microbes could be killed by heating up the wine. He called his process ‘pasteurization,’ a method that is still used today to make things like milk, cheese, or juice last longer.”

He won a prize from the Academy of Sciences when he proved that microbes come from living beings, they don’t just appear.

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with this quotations as a caption:
“It was a major step for science!”

He and his wife had lost three children to typhoid, so he decided to turn his mind to investigating diseases. Perhaps he could save other children.

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with this quotations as a caption:
“He thought that if microbes could spoil food, they could also cause diseases.”

He got different kinds of animals for his research, and when he was studying chicken cholera, some of the chickens were accidentally given a weaker dose of the microbes than intended. They got sick, but only mildly. What’s more, when Louis gave them a stronger dose of the microbes, the chickens’ bodies recognised the enemy microbes and fought back, beating the disease!

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with this quotations as a caption:
‘That was the first vaccine created in a laboratory, and soon Louis was ready to try it on humans. When he vaccinated a little boy bitten by a rabid dog, Louis didn’t just save his life: he changed the course of medicine forever.”

The rest, as the saying goes, is history. World-famous, he opened an institute with labs available for other scientists to develop vaccines, which have “saved millions of lives and stopped the spread of many diseases that had terrified people for centuries.”

My Goodreads review includes an illustration with this quotations as a caption:
“And science will forever be thankful to little Louis: the father of microbiology and the restless dreamer who solved one of life’s biggest mysteries by exploring the tiniest living beings in nature.”

How could anyone not be moved by the numbers of children lost to disease then? I will never forget an old black-and-white film I saw of (as I recall it) a Mountie visiting a Canadian pioneer and asking about her children. She introduced them as her “third family”, the other two lots having died of diphtheria and another disease we don’t think about much today. Imagine the heartache.

Thank you, Louis, and thanks to the author for selecting him for this wonderful series.

Thanks to NetGalley and Frances Lincoln Children’s Books for the copy for review

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Another fantastic title in the Little People Big Dreams series. Told in child-friendly language with bright illustrations, this little book tells of the life of Louis Pasteur and his achievements. This series of books is great for introducing children to the concept of biography writing and this particular choice would be a great addition to a science topic.

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Little People Big Dreams does it again with Pasteur. Louis was a scientist who made great discoveries while trying to keep wine from spoiling. These discoveries lead to new treatments to make things safer for humans, and eventually led him to create the first vaccines. His original vaccine for chicken cholera may have been a mistake, but sometimes small mistakes make life better for all.

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Published in March of 2023, this is one of the most recent additions to the Little People, Big Dreams series, a series I've been really enjoying and would like to read more of.

I can't recall having heard of Louis Pasteur before reading this book. Born "at a time when doctors didn't know much about why people got sick" and medical treatments were mostly experimental and painful, this man, Louis Pasteur, clearly played a HUGE role in preventative medicine and saving countless lives. I really enjoyed the illustrations in this book and how they helped tell this inspirational story.

Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for lending me a free digital ARC of this book to read and review!

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Louis Pasteur by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara within this wonderful Little People, BIG DREAMS series we discover the life of Louis Pasteur, the French chemist and the father of modern medicine.

Little Louis was born in France during a time when doctors were still trying to figure out what made people sick. During his teen years, he discovered a love for science and became famous for figuring out how to kill off damaging microbes. Through his curiosity and creativity (and lots of trial and error), his research led to the development of vaccinations, a vital tool in today's world.

These books were a wonderful find and great for small children to learn about these wonderful people of our past and in the present.

I highly recommend these books. I love them.

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This small children's book was delivered to me in a PDF file format via Net Galley. It is beautifully illustrated and fun to discover. Louis Pasteur was a boy who was an average student that loved to paint. However, he was encouraged that he had some bright ideas and became at first a Chemist whose determination led him to distinguish the difference between friendly microbes and harmful ones when viewing them through a microscope.

He furthered his education and with advice from his father to follow his passion he believed in himself and, often worked with animals in his laboratory. A trailblazer in France he believed in Germ theory and developed the vaccination for rabies, among others.

By just looking at a carton or bottle of milk one will read the word "Pasteurization," which is the process of heating and cooling which is what we probably associate with the name Louis Pasteur. This was just one of his most common known achievements of which there are many.

We are taught to wash our hands because of germs, and back in the Nineteenth Century Doctors reaped this simple practice which was a fairly new idea, but along with the sterilization of tools saved countless lives. This will be a delightful edition to add to your growing library to share with children that is sure to inspire. This children's book is in the series called, Little People BIG DREAMS which along with this author continues to produce delightful enriching stories of innovative people who have believed in themselves.

Publication Date:: March 7, 2023 AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE NOW!

Thank you to Net Galley, Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara , Little People Big Dreams, Quarto Publishing-Frances Lincoln Books for generously providing me with this excellent PDF in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own!

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I really enjoy the Little People Big Dreams series as a way to inspire kids and to motivate them to dream big. Louis Pasteur had enormous contributions to science and his work has contributed to all of our health. The book does a good job illustrating his life and impact on science/health. The colorful illustrations are fun to explore. Another valuable addition to the series.

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I am so thankful these books exist because it is important for parents and children alike to remember where we came from in order to keep in mind where we are going and where we wish to go as a community! It is worthwhile to remember the past and the great strides that various individuals made in their own lives.

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I really enjoy these series of books.

Fantastic reading for children with beautiful illustrations.

A great way to learn about the life of Louis Pasteur

Fab books that should be available in schools.

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We really love the Little People, Big Dreams series and already own quite a few for our home library. The story of Louis Pasteur will be a great addition to the growing collection of inspirational women and men. Like the others in the series this book is an easy to read and understand mini-biography, accompanied by beautiful illustrations. Any difficult language or terms are explained very clearly for readers of all levels. We liked that his personal life was an important aspect of his story and that the focus wasn’t just on his scientific achievements. My 9 year old specifically liked the mention that his assistant Charles “accidentally” injected the chickens with the microbes. I always like the timeline at the end of each book, which gives more detail and context to the important events mentioned in the story. These are fantastic read aloud non-fiction books, and also great reference books to return to for specific topics or just for fun.

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A great little book giving an overview of the remarkable work of Louis Pasteur, the father of microbiology. There wasn't a lot of emphasis on his childhood, and the book quickly moved on to his adult life where he first discovered that microbes caused wine to spoil and came with the method of heating food (pasteurisation) to kill the microbes and make food last longer. Pasteur's next great achievement was discovering that chickens who were exposed to low doses of microbes could develop immunity and be protected from severe infections later. This work paved the way for vaccines, saving countless lives.
The colourful illustrations are also very nice and the timeline at the end with real photographs and more specific details will be useful to teachers/parents sharing this book with young children.

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Another fabulous book from the Little People Big Dream series.

This time Louis Pasteur is the subject, with lots of wonderful illustrations and child friendly language. I'll admit I knew about his involvement in pasteurisation, but I didn't realise how much he had to do with vaccines - every day is a learning day! The scene was set well for the time Pasteur was working, when little was known about illnesses and medical science was limited, beautifully put together for the age range of the intended audience.

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I accessed a digital review copy of this book from the publisher.
This book covers Louis Pasteur's childhood, early adulthood, and later years. It informs readers about how he realized microbes were responsible for wine and other liquids spoiling. He then invented the process of pasteurization to prevent spoiling. It showed how later he worked on vaccines and opened the Pasteur Institute.
This was an informative book about Louis Pasteur. While I knew about pasteurization, I did not know about his vaccine work. This book is good to introduce young readers to his work.

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Yet again, another beautifully done nonfiction book for children on a difficult topic. Vaccines are all the rage right now, so to read a storybook about the creator (although accidental in a way) of vaccines and how they came to be is pretty neat.

The story flowed well, the graphics to accompany the words were beautiful, and facial expressions allowed for readers to feel what the characters felt all along.

I loved this story simply because of how it approached a sensitive topic - one that could honestly make children themselves a little queasy. Thank you for the opportunity to review!

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This Little People, Big Dreams book did not disappoint. While the life of Louis Pasteur can often become very science heavy, this has the perfect amount of scientific words with explanation for a young reader to understand. The photos compliment the story.

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