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Florence Nightingale: Lady with the Lamp
     

Florence Nightingale: Lady with the Lamp

by Trina Robbins, Anne Timmons (Illustrator)
 

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Tells the life story of Florence Nightingale, the English nurse who reformed military hospitals during the Crimean War and became the founder of modern nursing. Written in graphic-novel format.

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Tells the life story of Florence Nightingale, the English nurse who reformed military hospitals during the Crimean War and became the founder of modern nursing. Written in graphic-novel format.

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Children's Literature
Born to a wealthy and aristocratic English family, Florence Nightingale horrified her parents when she spurned suitors and chose to become a nurse--a less than respectable undertaking for a young lady in the 1800s. She further shocked people when, in charge of a hospital for Christian women in England, she began treating Muslim women. After assembling a group of nurses to treat British soldiers fighting in Turkey during the Crimean War, Florence contracted and survived cholera. Because of her unceasing efforts to treat the wounded men in the field hospitals, even tiptoeing through the wards in the middle of the night carrying an oil lamp, she came to be known as the “lady with the lamp” and became a national hero back home in England. This outstanding graphic biography recounts the story of Florence Nightingale, from her youth to her early field work and on through her efforts to modernize military hospitals. Young readers will gain an understanding of why this woman is known as the founder of modern nursing. They can further research her life and work through the safe and interactive web resources suggested in the appendix to this text. Reviewer: Louanne Jacobs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736879026
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Graphic Biographies Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
669,105
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Trina Robbins grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, a second-grade schoolteacher, taught her to read at age four. She says, "It is the greatest gift anyone has ever given to me." Robbins turned her love of books into a lifelong career. For more than 30 years, she has been writing graphic novels and children's books. Her work includes comics such as Wonder Woman and Powerpuff Girls, as well as GoGirl!, her own graphic novel series for girls.

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