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

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  1,800 ratings  ·  170 reviews
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 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
A magical biography about the founder of the Girl Scouts. I spent most of my childhood first as a Brownie to then as a Girl Scout and then becoming a Scout camp counselor. What wonderfully fond memories.
Apr 19, 2012 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
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.
This week boxes of Girl Scout cookies were delivered to my library media center by my students. I can not remember a time when I have not either been selling or buying Girl Scout cookies. When I was growing up it was not a question of whether you would join Girl Scouts but when; we were all in scouting.

My troop leaders, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Archer, were dynamos. Growing up in the 1960s there was a plethora of things girls were expected to know but our leaders took us above and beyond those ski
Mar 25, 2013 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
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
Cindy Minnich
I had heard about this book and hadn't seen it until we were at the library one night. It was on display and begged for me to give it a read before we left. I remember being in the Girl Scouts, but I honestly don't remember hearing much about Juliette Gordon Low, so most of the information within the pages was new to me. I had no idea that the very organization was such a radical concept nor did I think about how she was not a typical girl/woman for the age. The layout and artwork really make th ...more
Terri Lynn
May 21, 2015 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.
Jan 23, 2012 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
Abby Johnson
Jan 31, 2012 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!
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.
Mar 14, 2012 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."
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.

Molly Walker
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Here Come the Girl Scouts! written by Shana Corey is very inspiring in different ways. It tells the whole story on how the Girl Scouts got their start. It told of how Daisy wanted to make a difference in the world, and through hard work and determination, she did. Each page has an inspirational phrase for the reader. An example of this is "the work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers." At the end of the story, there are pictures of celebrities who were Girl Scouts in real ...more
Rachel Fister
"Here Come the Girl Scouts," is a great informational book. This book tells the true story of how the Girl Scouts came into existence and became the group of girls that we all know and love today. Girl Scouts was started by a woman named Juliette Gordon Law, but everyone called her Daisy. When Daisy was growing up, in Savannah, Georgia, it was expected of her to be "proper, dainty, and delicate." But Daisy wanted to be adventurous. As a woman, Daisy rode elephants in India, visited the Great Pyr ...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
Katie Fitzgerald
Juliette Gordon Low - known as Daisy to her family and friends - is a “girl with gumption.” While other girls of her era were learning to be proper and dainty, Daisy searched for adventure. When she grew up, she founded an organization devoted to giving American girls the opportunity to have adventures and make differences of their own - The Girl Scouts of America. This book, uniquely illustrated by Hadley Hooper, tells Daisy’s life story, and the story of how the Girl Scouts came to be. The ill ...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
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
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: libres
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
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
Maggie Mattmiller
Feb 14, 2016 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
Katie Creighton
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-1-10
This is a true story about the character Daisy (Juliette Gordon Low). It discusses her adventurous lifestyle that led to the creation of the Girl Scouts. Creating a leadership program around the world, that teaches women life skills while bettering the community.

In this book, it is giving historically accurate information in a more engaging form. Additionally, the book is using academically appropriate vocabulary, while introducing new words. The book discusses various ways to improve the plan
Andrea Ference
Dec 04, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Mrs. Crosland
Jan 27, 2014 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
Chris Evans
Apr 21, 2014 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
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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