Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

by Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Kim Hyeon Ju


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Part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Bruce Lee, the martial artist and Hollywood film star.

Born in San Francisco but raised in Hong Kong, Bruce Lee was the child star of Hong Kong cinema. But, after getting into trouble as a teenager, his father sent him to live in America. Starring roles were hard to come by for Asian-American actors in Hollywood, but Bruce went on to act in blockbuster hits, featuring his skill as a martial artist. 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 great actor'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 hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786037893
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date: 07/30/2019
Series: Little People, BIG DREAMS Series , #34
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 194,781
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. 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. 

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Bruce Lee 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
sspea 3 months ago
I found this book significantly shorter than some other ones in the series. In fact I have found them progressively including less and less information. I love this series, I think they are such a great idea, but could stand with more info. Still a fan with great illustrations.
JenniferForJoy 3 months ago
What is there not to like? Recommended: yessir For kiddos, any and all. Also interesting to learn more about Bruce Lee, even as an adult! Great series for a young classroom, or for introducing a child to reading as well as to ideas and pathways available to them in life. Thoughts: The illustrations are each a full two-page spread, with bright bold colors and simple design (perfect for children!). The details in each spread bring his story to life, like the photo of his parents on the wall of his acting trailer. Little things like that are how to add character depth in such a short format! The story itself was engaging, because Bruce Lee is an incredibly person and fun to learn about! Even I had a few moments where I went "Whoa!!" and immediately turned to tell whomever was near me the cool fact I learned (Bruce Lee started off as a master cha-cha teacher?! WHILE HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL???). This has made me want to learn more about him, or go watch some of his movies! The resources and ideas at the end connect it all back to reality with the family photos and ideas for other reading. Overall, what a great read and series! I'd love to have this whole set of Little People, Big Dreams in a classroom! I think I know what gifts I'll be getting for my nieces and nephews this year. :)
Anonymous 3 months ago
I always enjoy reading books in this series. This one is about Bruce Lee. I had known that he was a kung fu hero and that was it. I learned much more about him after reading this title. Young readers will learn that Bruce was not perfect but he found his way. He lived in both Hong Kong and the U.S. He had talents, including being a child actor, a great dancer and a master of the martial arts but...he was also involved in a gang. Sent back to the U.S. by his parents, Bruce went to school and college and began teaching his style of martial arts. He went on to become famous for his movie, Enter the Dragon. The book concludes: And by having faith in himself and never giving up, little Bruce became a hero for everyone, and the person he always dreamed he would be. What a perfect message that is. Of note are the illustrations in this book. They have a cartoon like quality and fit the text perfectly. Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto for this book in exchange for an honest revi
Kristy_K 4 months ago
Things I didn't know about Bruce Lee: he was a childhood actor in China, he was a master at the cha-cha, and he studied philosophy. This is why I love this series. Even as an adult you can learn something. I received an advanced copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.
Kristy_K 4 months ago
Things I didn't know about Bruce Lee: he was a childhood actor in China, he was a master at the cha-cha, and he studied philosophy. This is why I love this series. Even as an adult you can learn something. I received an advanced copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.
Musicalmomreads 4 months ago
The gift of this book is how clear, clean and to-the-point the story of Bruce Lee's life is to young readers. He is a relatable figure who struggled with school and discipline, but changed his life around through hard work and determination. How admirable is that?
CharJones2525 4 months ago
I adore Quarto’s Little People, BIG DREAMS series for children, and the latest on martial artist-actor Bruce Lee is a great addition. Recounts his raising in Hong Kong, where his father was a film star, and how he was sent to the U.S. after getting into trouble as a teen. Lee had difficulty getting roles as an Asian actor, so parlayed his martial arts skills into a thrilling niche. Includes fun illustrations, with a life timeline, super pics and detailed biographical profile. 5/5 Pub Date 30 Jul 2019. Thanks to Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #BruceLee #NetGalley