Review of Mahatma Gandhi (Little People, BIG DREAMS)


Mahatma Gandhi (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, author

Albert Arrayas, illustrator

Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

Quarto Publishing Group

April 30, 2019

Blurb: New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the life of Mohandas Gandhi, the father of India, in this true story of his life. As a young teenager in India, Gandhi led a rebellious life and went against his parents’ values. But as a young man, he started to form beliefs of his own that harked back to the Hindu principles of his childhood. Gandhi began to dream of unity for all peoples and religions. Inspired by this idea, he led peaceful protests to free India from British rule and unite the country—ending violence and unfair treatment. His bravery and free-thinking made him one of the most iconic people of peace in the world, known as ‘Mahatma’ meaning ‘great soul’.

With innovative illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful people of the world.


I LOVE these little books! What a fantastic series this is!

Like the David Bowie book I reviewed a couple of days ago,  Mahatma Gandhi is brightly and cheerfully illustrated while the words tell the story of a truly special soul. There are many instances for discussion in this book and lessons for learning.

And the last sentence, illustrated with Gandhi as a boy a dove perched on his hand says:

And Mahatma, the little boy with the very big heart, gave a single lesson to those who hope for a brighter future: sometimes the power of peace is greater than the power of force.

What a hopeful message!

The Amazon webpage for this book has some of the pages and illustrations for viewing so that you can see the vibrancy of these pictures and words.

I think this would be a wonderful series to share with your child or as a gift.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.



5 out of 5 butterflies


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