Maria Isabel Sanchez 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 bestselling 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. Sophie Beer (nee Blackhall-Cain) is an award-winning illustrator/author living in Brisbane, Australia. She completed a dual degree in Law and Creative Industries with distinction at Queensland University of Technology but found the whole law thing unutterably dull and now works primarily in children's and editorial illustration. Revelling in colour, shape and texture, she lives by one simple rule: art should never be boring. When she's not illustrating and writing, she thinks a lot about plants, animals, music and books.
"The critically acclaimed and bestselling Little People, Big Dreams
series hits its 50th title with a biography of the piano wizard who
rocketed to stardom with his music." -- Fiona Noble * The
Bookseller, October Previews *
'A technicolored journey which charts the rise and rise of one of the greatest icons in music for his younger fans.' -- The Evening Standard