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Introduces the life of Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of women's nursing, including her childhood, training, work in the Crimean War, and her school for nurses.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Lerner Publishing Group
(first published October 1st 2002)
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Feb 12, 2014 Shelli rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
This is a fantastic book for independent young readers, filled with informative facts about Florence Nightingale. Students will learn so much about this remarkable woman, her contributions to health care, and what field hospitals were like before the mid-1800s. This book is perfect for additional elementary history curriculum, or for a nightly reading assignment. I enjoyed the layout very much and look forward to reading additional books in this collection with my daughter.
Aug 30, 2013 Jeanna rated it liked it
Another nice, basic one. Much shorter than the other Florence Nightingale we read--but this one mentioned that she felt called by God, whereas the other one mentioned nothing like that. So now I find myself wondering and wanting to know more. All from reading kiddo nonfiction! My daughter has now sated herself on Florence Nightingale (we've read three short biographies), but now I have a bunch checked out from the library for me.
I learned that Florence Nightingale suffered because she thought life should be more than fun that her rich family enjoyed. She chose to help others by becoming a nurse despite the fact that her mother and sister disapproved of her actions. So did her father. Florence listened to her heart. Florence was able to finally stop working after she improved the hospital in Turkey during the Crimean War.