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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?


Dainty and delicate?


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
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Scholastic Press
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Feb 18, 2012 Wendy rated it liked it
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
Jun 27, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
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
Terri Lynn
May 21, 2015 Terri Lynn rated it liked it
Shelves: children
This was a cute picture book about Juliette Gordon Lowe, founder of my beloved Girl Scouts. Details are kept very simple but seemed to dwell way too much on the way girls and women in her day were expected to be dainty and ladylike. I would have liked to have seen more of the Girl Scouts in action and pages from the original handbook. Instead of just saying she had adventures, I would like to see more of her having them.
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.
Oh my goodness, I'm a little verklempt.
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
Mar 25, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing
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
Maggie Burgess
Feb 14, 2016 Maggie Burgess rated it did not like it
Definitely more about the beginning of the Girl Scouts than it is about Juliette Gordon Low. If you're not a Girl Scout (as I am not), I'm not sure you will enjoy this much. I read another review that said the quotes throughout the book are from the Girl Scout Manual. As I am not a Girl Scout, I didn't know that, and couldn't appreciate that. Even if I am not a member of an organization or a fan of group/profession/etc., I can usually appreciate a good biography/story of a person. Again, to me t ...more
Ryan Fugitt
Corey, S., & Hooper, H. i. (2012). Here come the Girl Scouts!. Scholastic Press.

Citation by: Ryan Fugitt

Type of Reference: Biographical Resource

Call Number: Ref 369.463

Content/Scope: A book depicting the life of girl scout founder Juliette Low. This book describes her early life and how she came to found the girls scouts. The book also contains part of the original girl scouts handbook.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: This book comes with a recommendation level of core collection by the Children’s
Apr 16, 2015 Colleen rated it really liked it
This informational picture book was very interesting; I had no idea how the Girl Scouts came to be and, though this book was shelved in the biography section in the library that I visited, it was very informational about the origin of the Girl Scouts and the many facets that went into it (knowledge of British Girl Guides, a 'tomboyish' spirit and the feeling that the way ladies are 'supposed' to behave is okay but not the best and most adventurous way in which to explore the world, a strong fait ...more
Erin Reda
Here Come the Girl Scouts tells the story of how Girl Scouts was started in American over 100 years ago. Daisy was an adventurous girl who thought that being a delicate lady sounded boring. She wanted to travel and see the world. Daisy first discovered a group in England called Boy Scouts. These boys spent time outdoors camping, fishing, and swimming. There was a sister group called the Girl Guides. She thought that girls in America should have something like this. When she arrived home she invi ...more
Jan 23, 2012 Elisabeth rated it really liked it
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
May 05, 2012 Lorna rated it it was amazing

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
Jan 31, 2012 Abby Johnson rated it really liked it
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
Feb 12, 2014 Mrs. Crosland rated it really liked it
Shelves: crosland-k-5
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
Jacqui Pollard
Nov 16, 2015 Jacqui Pollard rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Having been a member of the Girl Scouts when I was growing up, I was interested in learning more about the organization's history. This book didn't disappoint! Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low's adventurous story proved to be both entertaining and awe-inspiring. Here was a woman who believed in both girl power and being green long before either became popular notions in our society. She also strove to unite girls of all races, socioeconomic classes, and abilities. Her story demonstrates how one perso ...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.
Jan 28, 2015 Kristen rated it really liked it
I chose Here Come the Girl Scouts! for Paige because not only did she mention that she is a Girl Scout, but she seems to have a wide variety of interests, just like Daisy Low. She also said she’s interested in art, and the unique illustrations in this book could serve as a fun model for a future art project. Here Come the Girl Scouts! is a primary book that would work well as an independent read, though it does have some fun vocabulary (like “gumption” and “delicate”) that she may need help with ...more
IndyPL Kids Book Blog
Feb 19, 2014 IndyPL Kids Book Blog rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
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
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.

Mar 14, 2012 Megan rated it it was amazing
Loved the illustrations, loved the sayings swirled throughout the text, and who wouldn't love a book that starts off with the word "gumption."
Mar 25, 2014 Allison rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, nonfiction
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
Feb 27, 2014 Jenny rated it it was amazing
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
Brienz Wilkening
May 31, 2014 Brienz Wilkening rated it really liked it
Shelves: 689
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
Jun 03, 2014 Chris Evans Ramsey rated it really liked it
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
Mar 06, 2014 Johnsoncr rated it liked it
Shelves: johnson-k-5
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
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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
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
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
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