by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
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Pub Date 07 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 21 Feb 2023
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
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.
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 iconic chemist's life.
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The story of Louis Pasteur starts with setting the time period, which is important in understanding one’s story, especially his story which involves discovering vaccines. It was a time when doctors didn’t know much about why people got sick.
Little Louis was a boy of many talents. It started with drawing and painting. Then, the love for science led him through interesting path. When he was a teacher of science, he was asked to find out why the wine was spoiling. This was the beginning of his extraordinary journey, which led him to proving that microbes were spoiling the wine. He found the process of pasteurization to deal with the microbes.
By studying animal diseases, he discovered vaccine, which later was tested on humans, and led to medical revolution.
This lovely series brings to light so many amazing people, who changed the course of humanity. It’s always accompanied by beautiful pictures. And has a good flow, easy to understand for children, and yet they can learn so much from it.
This book series is perfect for introducing young children to the lives of some of the most inspiring and influential figures of the past.
This one explains in clear, accessible prose, the work of Louis Pasteur, the founder of modern microbiology and the scientist responsible for the use a vaccinations to prevent disease.
The simple language explains some very difficult scientific concepts in a way that children will understand, giving just enough information. For more detail and context, a more complex summarised biography is included at the end, accompanied by a timeline with photographs of Pasteur himself.
The illustrations perfectly complement the text. With their vibrant colours and clear detail, they add to text’s accessibility for younger children and create aesthetic appeal to keep engagement high.
Another great biography to add to the series.
This will always be my favorite biography series for kids. The story and writing is simplistic without being childish, so my first grader can get a threat first impression of Louis Pasteur. We enjoy reading the more in depth history at the back as well. I’m hasn’t know the personal connection Pasteur had to typhoid. This book is great for homeschooling families especially as it gives multiple resources to continue learning about Louis Pasteur. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to provide my honest review.
As a teacher, I look for a book that will keep my students engaged while they are reading, especially as they are reading to learn. I love this series! The illustrations are wonderful and the information is relevant and exactly what I need my students to know.
Louis Pasteur has always been a scientist that I introduce in my classroom. He has made important discoveries and this book highlights those in a way that will make it enjoyable for kids.
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for this ARC! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I recently had a chance to review Louis Pasteur, one of the newest Little People, Big Dreams books coming out soon. It’s a series I will continue to recommend, I don’t have kids but love to give them as gifts!
I really enjoy reading the books about scientist but in a very easy to read format! Everyone has heard of vaccinations and it was interesting to learn how Louis Pasteur invented them while also having other interests. It shows kids that you don’t have to know what you want to do in life right away and can have many interests.
Thank you to NetGalley and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
Louis Pasteur is a new addition to the Little People Big Dreams series. Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, these books are a must-have for bright young minds.
The lessons in this book, as in all Little People Big Dreams series, are important for developing minds. In this book, we learn the story of Louis Pasteur. Inventing the process of pasteurization and making discoveries in vaccinations, this scientist’s research spearheaded the way to saving millions of lives across the world.
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara has a fantastic way of showing the big picture. The accomplishments, but she never dismisses those small events that paved the way for those part of the Little People Big Dream series. Louis Pasteur was known as a scientist but was talented at drawing and painting. Showing children they don’t have to know who they will become. It teaches young minds how you can have multiple interests.
Pasteur not only finds the cause of the problem, why the wine was spoiled (microbes). He tried his best (another great lesson) which led to the pasteurization method. The constant learning, and researching, it’s what all kids do and what a great scientist like Louis Pasteur did as well.
I love the Little People, Big Dreams series. The illustrations are so beautiful and they cover so many various famous people that everyone will find a book that will spark their interest.
I picked this one, because I love reading about scientists and wasn't disappointed. The information is short, but contains the most important details. And I cannot stop raving about the art style, it's adorable.
I'll definitely be reading this one to my friends' kids, but adults will appreciate the book too.
I received an eARC from NG in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
You will never hear me say a bad thing about these books. They are all fantastic!!!
My kids have about 10 from the series and they love them all.
I don’t rate and review children’s books anymore, but I had to make an exception on this one.
When I was growing up my Dad owned this children’s book from the 70’s called The Value of believing in yourself: The Story of Louis Pasteur. It had very graphic scenes of this boy’s leg getting gnawed on by a rabid dog. It utterly horrified me. Seriously, look it up on YouTube. It’s terrifying.
This book is WAY more child appropriate and talks about the not so pleasant history of microbes and diseases in a completely suitable way for kids.
The graphics and illustrations are also very endearing.
I highly recommend not only this book but the whole series to any kid. Very, very informative!
A big thank you to Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and NetGalley for providing me with a complimentary advanced copy of this book. This book will be published on March 7th, 2023. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Honestly these books are such a good idea. I’m 25 and only knew about milk and Louis Pasteur.
I love these little books so much. Brilliant for all ages
Another book by "Little People, Big Dreams" introducing the Father of Microbiology, Louis Pasteur. This restless dreamer solved one of the biggest mystery by exploring the tiniest living creatures, the microbes.
An excellent resource to the STEM library, and to encourage young readers to never stop wondering.
The scientist whose name was so well-known everywhere, even made as a street name, He didn't come from a wealthy family, but one whom determined to gave him the best education. So in his lifetime, he found "pasteurization" which we all grateful for, and also vaccination. The will of the author to collect stories behind famous people was so admirable, and this is one of her work that is so inspiring.
Another addition in the 'Little People, Big Dreams' series which focuses on noteworthy historical figures in our world.
I knew nothing about Louis Pasteur prior to reading this illustrated children's book. And it was an easy and informative read.
A nice little introduction for children who may be interested in science or simply love to learn new things. It explains more complicated concepts clearly with the support of sweet illustrations.
| Synopsis |
Tells the life story and scientific discoveries of Louis Pasteur, who played a pivotal role in the development of vaccinations and pasteurisation.
Born in the 19th century, Louis came into a world where the science of medicine was uninformed and many people and children died of illnesses we seldom see today. He is considered to be the Father of Microbiology because he was the first to prove that such things existed. He later began the process of heating certain foods to destroy these microbes and even developed several vaccines.
The illustrations by Shelly Laslo are fun, simple, colorful, and delightful.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school or public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Quarto Publishing Group/Frances Lincoln Children's Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
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