Little Gems – Lottie the Little Wonder

by Katherine Woodfine

On Sale: 05/28/2024

Little Gems – Lottie the Little Wonder

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Little Gems – Lottie the Little Wonder

by Katherine Woodfine

illustrated by Ella Okstad

On Sale: 05/28/2024


About the Book

Lottie Dod leads the way to sporting victory in this inspiring Little Gem from bestselling author Katherine Woodfine.

“Girls can’t play tennis as well as boys? What a lot of NONSENSE!” Lottie Dod is DETERMINED to show that girls can be just as good as sports as boys. She runs and jumps and leaps after the ball – playing tennis makes Lottie feel WONDERFUL. After beating her brothers, she eventually goes on to reach the finals of the most important tennis competition of them all – WIMBLEDON! Can she continue her winning streak to become the world’s first female sports SUPERSTAR? NEVER underestimate what girls can do!

Critical Praise

"When she’s told that girls can’t play tennis as well as boys, Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Dod proves otherwise, in a lively account of the real-life tennis star who won the 1887 Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles at 15. A dauntless, inspiring little story" – The Guardian

"An action-filled, heartfelt … celebration of a determined and daring girl from a small northern town will provide both entertainment and empowerment, and with Ella Okstad’s gallery of vibrant and energetic illustrations bringing the action to life, this is the perfect victory parade for sporting superstar Lottie!" – Lancashire Post

"Perfect for International Women’s Day, Lottie the Little Wonder reminds everyone not to underestimate little girls and to empower them to be whoever they want to be." – Scope for Imagination

"Thank goodness for publishing with a conscience in the 21st century and the surge of Children's literature empowering our young girls, and raising awareness of the achievements of Women across all genders of any age … Bravo for this joyful, educational and insightful children's book celebrating Women's history in the UK!" – The Kids Books Curator

"Beautifully told, and though you worry for Lottie when she takes herself off to Manchester on the train alone, intent on entering a tennis competition her protective mother forbade her to do, you cannot help but admire her perseverance … compassionate and inspirational." – BookBound

"A fun simple read rich in colour illustrations, bringing to life little Lottie Dod from more than a hundred years ago" – An Awfully Big Blog Adventure, blog


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781800903234
  • ISBN 10: 1800903235
  • Imprint: Barrington Stoke
  • On Sale: 05/28/2024
  • Pages: 112
  • List Price:12.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Olympics & Paralympics
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical / General

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