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Maria Montessori


By (author) Jane Kent
Illustrated by Isabel Munoz


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  • Outlines Montessori's life and main achievements told to the reader as a first-person account
  • A timeline at the end of the book lists the main biographical events and some simple questions will help children to further understand and test their knowledge
Full Description

Meet Maria Montessori and discover the story of her life and work in this engagingly illustrated biography – narrated by Montessori herself. Maria Montessori believed in the creative potential of every child – and she developed a brand-new approach to education, building on the way children naturally learn. Now, her methods, which won her three Nobel Peace Prize nominations, are practiced around the world. This fascinating biography shows how Maria, an avid reader, defied gender norms by earning a degree in physics and mathematics, became one of the first women physicians in Italy, and revolutionised educational theory – experimenting and refining to discover what worked best. Ages: 6 plus

About the Author

Jane Kent is a writer and editor with over 15 years' experience. After studying publishing at Oxford Brookes University, she worked for some of the UK's top publishers before becoming a freelancer at JVK Creative. She works on both children's and licensed book and magazine projects. Isabel Munoz is a very happy and enthusiastic illustrator, raised in a small town in the north of Spain. Painting was her favourite hobby as a child, so when the time came it only made sense to study Fine Arts at university. Today, after lots of hard work and many filled sketchbooks, Isabel's proud to say illustration has become her dream job.

White Star
26th Sep 2023
World excluding USA & Canada; India non-exclusive; Italy non-exclusive
236 mm x 193 mm
48 Pages
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