Project Description

Rise Up

Pre-order the book
10 September 2019
RRP: $35
ISBN: 9781925870824
Hardback, 128 pages
246 x 189mm
Ages: 8 – 12

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Grace Breen
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Rise Up

by Amanda Li, illustrated by Amy Blackwell

Here are 29 tales of amazing young girls and boys who have achieved the unimaginable – from surviving a plane crash in the jungle to inventing creative ways to rid our oceans of plastic. There are tales of triumph over illness and injury, and of overcoming bullying. Each incredible story is narrated in an exciting and engaging style, combined with gorgeous illustrations by Amy Blackwell.

Children can lose themselves in the remarkable true-life tales of ingenuity, courage and commitment, with practical tips and skills accompanying every entry, from how to deal with altitude sickness to how to be more green. A perfect gift for every fearless child you know, these empowering stories show that no matter who you are, how old you are, and what you do, you can rise to the challenge.

About the Author

Amanda Li specialises in creating non-fiction, humour and activity titles for children and teenagers. Since becoming a full-time writer, she has learnt how to run a marathon in space, how to communicate with aliens and how to survive alone on a desert island. She hopes to use one of these skills in the future. Amanda also works as a ghost writer and as a creative consultant, and worked as a commissioning editor in children’s publishing before becoming a freelance writer. She lives in south-west London with her husband and two daughters.

About the Illustrator

Born and raised in the middle of England to two creative parents, Amy Blackwell was actively encouraged from day one to paint, print, make, mend and draw. It was in her blood and unavoidable. She’s inspired by the weird and wonderful, clashing colours, the natural world, history, fashion and folklore. Her drawings appear in all shapes and sizes, sometimes appearing on a digital platform or a bit of cardboard, using wooden beads and fabric, walls and watercolours. Amy’s work is bright, colourful, playful, and a bit scribbly.