little bee books The Queen of Chess [Polgár, Judit]
little bee books The Queen of Chess [Polgár, Judit]

The Queen of Chess [Polgár, Judit]

By Laurie Wallmark


Publication Date: July 25, 2023

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Ages 6 to 9, Grades K to 4

This is the true story of how Judit Polgár captivated the world as she battled to become the youngest chess grandmaster in history!

The queen of chess, Judit Polgár, dazzled the world as a prodigy, winning tournaments, gold medals, and defeating eleven world champions, including Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen. At her peak, Judit was rated the eighth best chess player in the world.

But before these tremendous successes, Judit burst onto the chess scene as a ferocious, child competitor. Beating adults by five-years-old, and winning international tournaments by age nine, Judit was destined for greatness. Follow her incredible journey as she strives for chess immortality, hunting to become the youngest chess grandmaster in history.

About the Author

Laurie Wallmark is an award-winning author of picture book biographies of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as well as fiction. Her books have earned multiple starred trade reviews, been chosen as Junior Library Guild Selections, and received awards such as Outstanding Science Trade Book, Best STEM Book, Crystal Kite Award, Cook Prize Honor, and Parents' Choice Gold Award. Laurie has an MFA in writing for children and young adults and was formerly a software engineer and computer science professor. She lives in NJ with her husband and has two grown daughters.

For half the year, Stevie Lewis travels out of her van, furthering her passion for art and the outdoors. She is also an avid hiker and rock climber. After working in animation, she now illustrates children's books including Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack. She currently lives in Northern Arizona with her partner and two dogs.

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: little bee books

ISBN: 9781499813067

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