Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories

Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141308159
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,279,449
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.22(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rosemary Wells ( is the author of 120 books for children, including more than 40 about the beloved bunnies, Max and Ruby, who star in their own television show on Nick, Jr. She travels all over the country as a tireless advocate for literacy. Wells was born in New Jersey to a playwright father and ballet dancer mother who encouraged her artistic bent. She worked as an art director and designer before illustrating her first book. She is the mother of two grown daughters, Victoria and Marguerite, and grandmother to four girls.

Table of Contents

Kentucky 1923
Mountain Medicine
Ireland of Scotland
How Many Stars in My Crown?
Mary Brecknridge
Acknowledgments 55

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Mary on Horseback: Three Mountain Stories 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
lweddle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Three VERY short stories about Mary Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service she started in 1923. What she did is amazing and wonderful, very inspiring, and a story that I was not at all familiar with. I heartily recommend it to any young readers. I am curious to read Mary Breckinridge's autobiography, Wide Neighborhoods, which had sparked Rosmary Wells to write this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi! This is an excellent book for any teacher teaching about Kentucky or the History of Medicine. I did this as a whole group reading activity and supplemented (like with Alphaboxes). The kids were very fascinated and learned lots about the way Appalachian Mountain folk lived and how Mary Breckinridge helped change lives forever. Many character building opportunities are in this text. It took us 6 days as a class to read this. Jenny - Teacher in Kentucky
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rosemary Wells has taken 3 true stories from the Frontier Nursing Service and has written them from the unique point of view of the children involved. Her writing is lovely and insightful. She utilizes colloquialisms and manners of speech in such a way that enhances the stories and is not insulting or detracting. The mountain people are represented acurately and with respect. Many thanks to Ms. Wells for her lovely treatment and retelling of these stories -- Megan Griffith, Certified Nurse Midwife, Graduate of the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, Native Kentukian.