Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield

Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield

by Allison Lassieur, Brian Bascle
     
 

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A biography telling the life story of Clara Barton, who served as a Civil War nurse, and started the American Red Cross. Written in graphic-novel format.

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A biography telling the life story of Clara Barton, who served as a Civil War nurse, and started the American Red Cross. Written in graphic-novel format.

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Children's Literature
The basic facts of Clara Barton's life are clearly laid out and enlivened by the comic book-style illustrations—complete with word balloons. While the cartoon dialogue is made up, the occasional letter or diary entry allows the historic personages to speak in their own words. This book captures Barton's acute feelings of depression, but also her persistence, and passion for the common man. It also sets her within the context of history as a woman who chose to succeed, work gainfully, and implement her ideals in social action. The back matter includes a password for www.facthound.com, a website which supplements the text of Capstone nonfiction books; a glossary and suggestions for additional reading about Barton and the American Red Cross. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 8 to 14.
—Elisabeth Greenberg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736861922
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Graphic Biographies Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,151,017
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Allison Lassieur has written more than 100 books on many topics, including history, biography, science, and current events. She has also written fiction novels and short stories, puzzles, and activities. When she isn't busy writing, Allison enjoys knitting, spinning, and reading good novels. Allison lives in Trenton, Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and a houseful of pets.

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