In this book from the highly acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Marcus Rashford, the world-famous soccer player and campaigner against childhood hunger.
When Marcus was a kid, he had a family that loved him and a talent for soccer. His mum, Melanie, worked long hours to provide for her family, but sometimes she would go without food herself to make sure that her children had enough to eat.
With his mum's support, Marcus pursued his dreams and progressed through the youth academy at Manchester United Football Club. He worked hard and trained for years to reach the top of the game, making his debut in the Premier League in 2016.
But no matter how successful he became, he never forgot where he came from and his experience as a hungry child. When schools were closed during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, the situation left schoolchildren without free meals that they would have had. And so Marcus took it upon himself to lead a nation-wide campaign to ensure that no child would go without food.
This powerful 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 soccer player’s life.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.
Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books and the author of the multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.
Guilherme Karsten is an illustrator and graphic designer from Brazil. He was a finalist in Brazil’s Prêmio Jabuti literature prize, and a finalist in the Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours.
"Beautifully told with vibrant illustrations from Guilherme Karsten, Marcus Rashford’s story is impressive yet relatable for a young audience, and makes a worthy addition to the series.”—The Retford Times
"A powerful read."—BELLA
"Kids will be inspired."—The Sunday Post
“Rashford’s story is impressive yet relatable for a young audience, and makes a worthy addition to the series. 9/10.”—The Independent
“Rashford’s story is impressive yet reliable for a young audience.” —Shropshire Magazine