Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of  Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure
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Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure

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The amazing, all-true story of the first Girl Scouts and their visionary founder.
Juliette Gordon Low--Daisy to her friends and family--was not like most girls of the Victorian era.
Prim and proper?
BOSH!
Dainty and delicate?
HOW BORING!
She loved the outdoors, and she yearned for adventure! Born into a family of pathfinders and pioneers, she too wanted to make a difference in t...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Scholastic Press
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Wendy
Kind of a funny book that's difficult for me to read objectively; my first reaction was to think it odd that so many things were left out, but if you didn't know about those things, well, it wouldn't matter, right? But I was surprised that the book quickly skips over all the well-known (so to speak) engaging adventures of JGL's childhood and plops her right into middle-age, not mentioning her marriage at all. Since the book skipped all that good stuff, I would have liked it better if this had be...more
Kathryn
A lovely picture book, beautifully detailed, about the life of Daisy Low, founder of the Girl Scouts in America. She seems like a very fun, interesting, intelligent, inspiring individual unafraid to say to heck with tradition and chart her own territory. And how wonderful that she chose to chart a course that many girls could follow in the future, filled with fun and good values.

The story here could be read to younger kids in the middle of the picture book years, but I do wonder if you'd have t...more
The Styling Librarian
Absolutely loved this beautiful book. Loved the rich quotes mingled throughout the book in addition to the story itself. What a person of inspiration! Perfect for numerous units throughout my school plus will be fun read-aloud for students to enjoy.
Melissa
Oh my goodness, I'm a little verklempt.
Kim
Grades 1-5

This lighthearted look at the woman who was responsible for establishing Girl Scouts in the United States in 1912 imparts a lot of information without a lot of text. Starting with Juliette Low's childhood, it describes how she always had a personality that didn't take no for an answer. She was not afraid to question social mores, and this stood her in good stead when, at the age of 51, she met the founder of the Boy Scouts, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and decided that she would bring the...more
Kelly
Here Come the Girl Scouts! is a nominee for the 2013-2014 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Here Come the Girl Scouts!, written by Shana Corey and illustrated by Hadley Hooper, is sure to be an inspiration to all girls (no matter their ages). Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low didn't let anything stop her from achieving her goals, and that is a lesson that all readers, girls and boys alike, should learn. From traveling the world, to fishing at a fancy dinner party, to starting the Girl Scouts, Juliette...more
Caren
I loved this book. The pictures are wonderful. They show Juliette as she grows up and how she was different form most of the girls of the times. Other pictures show Girl Scouts playing, camping, and having fun. It shows the true purpose of the scouts, which is not to sell cookies, but to turn out brave, intelligent , socially minded women. I get a kick out of pictures of the original badges, dairy maid. I also really enjoyed reading the bio in the back of the book that goes into more detail of J...more
Elisabeth
I never was a Girl Scout (former Campfire Girl here) and all Girl Scouts really meant to me growing up were delicious cookies and my friends wearing their uniforms to school. So, I was surprised by how inspiring I found this book. I liked the layout and the quotes. The notes at the end were very interesting and I loved the quotes from famous girl scouts - my favorite: "We all have a place at the campire. It was the Girl Scouts whot taught me that first." - Gloria Steinem
Lorna


This might be my favorite Shana Corey picture biography yet! I wasn't a Scout, but I sure appreciate Daisy's story. The format of the book is great with info about the founding of Girl Scouts on gorgeously thick lined illustrations with great quotes from the Girl Scouts Guidebook on each page. Like other Corey books, you can read for deeper details at the back of the book.
Abby Johnson
This winning picture book details the life of Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low and how she started the Girl Scouts in 1912. Having never been a Girl Scout myself, I learned a lot about the early days of the organization. Girl Scouts is a popular topic at my library and the books coming out about its start are a very welcome addition to our library collection!
Mrs. Crosland
Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low's biography by Shana Corey is a great children's book on the story of Daisy's starting of the Girl Scouts of America. I would say the story is a story appropriate for ages 6-8. The book ends in two full pages of further information for adult readers, teachers, or parents. I found this information to be especially helpful. I think this book would be an excellent addition to a possible social studies unit on citizenship or famous people of America. It could be used as a...more
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
I love books that come together perfectly both in text and illustrations. This one does a great job on both levels. Lots of great information about the founder of the Girl Scouts and also the end notes provide lots more information. Can't wait to share this with our Daisy troop at school.
IndyPL Kids Book Blog
Today, February 8, 2013 is National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Girl Scouts selling cookies are all over town. Find one and stock up on some thin mints. The best kind. Obviously. In honor of this day, here is a new biography of Juliette Gordon Low (otherwise known as “Daisy”). Juliette knew how to make things happen.

Daisy is ready for adventure and when she grows up she goes and gets it. She rides an elephant. She rides in an airplane. And when she’s done she goes home and teaches girls how to have a...more
Donalyn
A marvelous overview of the founding of the American Girl Scouts and founder, Juliette Gordon Low.

I liked the quotes from the Girl Scout guide sprinkled throughout the book.

Megan
Loved the illustrations, loved the sayings swirled throughout the text, and who wouldn't love a book that starts off with the word "gumption."
Allison
I just helped a Girl Scout troop leader find books to read to her troop, and that interaction made me remember that I'd been meaning to read this lovely biography of Juliette Gordon Low. I was an active participant in the Girl Scouts as a kid, and I always loved hearing how "Daisy" founded this wonderful organization that's provided so many opportunities for so many girls. Reading this vibrantly illustrated book is like a breath of fresh air-- Daisy's story is so inspiring. The notes at the end...more
Jenny
A picture book biography of the story of Juliette Gordon Low. This book reads almost like Magic SchoolBus ( but not nearly as busy1) and Jan Brett books; there are several options for reading.
1. Read the story all the way through
2. Read the quotes ( on the wall in a picture frame, circled around a hat, etc..)
3. Read the illustrations

Not only is this a great mentor text for bold, figurative and descriptive language, but the reader is able to become "friends" with Daisy through the wonderful stor...more
Brienz Wilkening
I was once a Girl Scout but I knew nothing about how it came to be until I read this story. This is a very inspirational book for all, but mainly for women. I would love to have students do a report on someone who they found inspirational and use this book as a starting point. In the back of the book there is great back matter about the era in which this took place, the actual journey to getting it started, and even the Girl Scout Law. The illustrations are very nicely done with a simple pallet...more
Chris Evans Ramsey
Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure by author Shana Corey What a perfectly lovely biography. I had not thought that biographies were written for children so young but this book has enlightened me. What an active little girl, its no surprise that a woman like this started this organization. The life (well the very small parts of her life that the book covers) of Juliette Gordon Lowe started the same as most girls and like m...more
Johnsoncr
I found this book just perusing the shelves at the library this past weekend and the cover just jumped out at me. This book was particularly interesting to me because I was a girl scout briefly when I was younger! I never new the history behind the Girl Scouts founding and find that it having been founded in Savannah, GA is pretty awesome. I liked the illustrations I. This book along with the way the some words are put on the page (in random places throughout) - the colors were also very subdued...more
Kellee
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Summary: Daisy never would take no for an answer. She believed that woman could do anything and everything that a man could do even though she lived during a time when others did not think so. So, instead of sitting at home, she went on adventures learning how to do anything she wanted to- from forging a gate for her house to riding on elephants. Then, during one trip to England, Daisy learned about a group called Boy Scouts and she knew that...more
Treasa
This picture book biography of Juliette Gordon Low - known as "Daisy" - is a good, basic summary of the life of the woman who founded the Girl Scouts. The information in it is good, but the layout and illustrations are really its strengths. On each two-page spread is a quote from Daisy (usually from the guide she wrote for the Girl Scouts) offering some sort of advice or inspiration to girls. The illustrations are beautiful and clever while also fitting the tone and time period of the text perfe...more
Katie Fitzgerald
I was not a very good Girl Scout, and thanks to some bullies, didn’t enjoy it much either. My disdain for the organization aside, however, I love this book. I knew a little bit about Juliette Low from my own scouting days, but her life story was never presented to me in such an accessible format. The book is not only interesting, but also beautiful to look at, and very contemporary in terms of style. While the illustrations might make it better for one-on-one sharing rather than a group read-alo...more
Barbara
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, this picture book biography of the organization's founder, Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low is informative, inspiring, and interesting. Blessed with an inquisitive nature and born into a family where service to others was valued, Daisy defied the social mores for girls and women in her Savannah, Georgia home. Others might have been satisfied with the adventurous life she led, but Daisy wanted to make a difference in the world. At the age of 51, sh...more
Klaudia Janek
Highly Recommended [return][return]This non-fiction picture book tells the story of the Girl Scouts. Readers are introduced to Juliette Gordon Low’s and her trip to England and learning about the Girl Guides to where Girl Scouts are at today. Readers learn about how the Girl Scouts have changed throughout their history. At the end of the story we see examples of famous Girl Scouts like Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, Lisa Ling and there is a place for the reader to put her picture.[return][retu...more
Andrea Ference
This story is about Corey’s (Mermaid Queen) enthusiastic celebration of the life of Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. She reveals a gutsy, active girl growing up in Savannah, Ga., at a time when “proper young ladies were supposed to be dainty and delicate.” Low craved “adventure and excitement,” and, as an adult, she traveled extensively and decided that she “wanted to be useful, to make a difference in the world.” Inspired by Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in England, she launched the Girl Scouts an...more
Tasha
Juliette Gordon Low, or Daisy as her friends called her, was nothing like the other girls growing up in the Victorian Era. While girls were meant to be prim and proper, Daisy instead loved the outdoors and adventure. Daisy traveled the world, but eventually wanted to be more useful. Then she found out about the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in the United Kingdom and realized that America needed something that would get the girls there out in nature and exploring. So Daisy started what would become...more
Chris
Corey, Shana - Here Come the Girl Scouts: The Amazing All-true Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure - illustrated by Hadley Hooper - Scholastic Press, 2012. (40 pages)
**This book tells the story of how and why Daisy founded the girl scouts. The book details many of the things the original girl scouts did, and many that they continue to do today. In the back of the book, there are three pages of additional information, including notes on how the girl scouts helped usher in...more
Dolores
Great biography of Juliette Gordon Low and history of the Girl Scouts. The art is terrific and the text simple, so this is suitable for even the youngest scouts. Little quibble. Nowhere in the text of the book is Low's name mentioned. Only on the title page (which I totally skipped) does it mention her by name with her nickname inserted. Throughout the book, she is referred to as "Daisy." I spent the entire book wondering who the heck she was! As a good girl scout I knew who the founder was, but...more
Laura
A fabulous nonfiction title! Daisy, born in 1860, grew up in Savannah wanting to experience and explore the world. Despite losing most of her hearing due to a childhood illness, she had adventures and an active life. While visiting England, she was inspired by the Boy Scouts and decided to create her own organization for girls. And thus the Girl Scouts of America were born. She inspired girls to be leaders, to explore the outdoors, and to acquire interesting and useful skills.

I loved the quotes...more
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