Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero

Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero

by Cheryl Harness


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Mary Edwards Walker was unconventional for her time: She was one of the first women doctors in the country, she was a suffragist, and she wore pants! And when the Civil War struck, she took to the battlefields in a modified Union uniform as a commissioned doctor. For her service she became the only woman ever to earn the Medal of Honor. This picture book biography tells the story of a remarkable woman who challenged traditional roles and lived life on her own terms

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781489623508
Publisher: Av2 by Weigl
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 8.19(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Cheryl Harness is the author of many books for young people, including Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women; Young Abe Lincoln; and M is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet. She lives in Independence, Missouri.

Carlo Molinari is the illustrator of several books for children including a recent edition of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. He lives in Italy.

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Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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MARY WALKER WEARS THE PANTS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE DOCTOR,REFORMER,AND CIVIL WAR HERO by Cheryl Harness,illustrated by Carlo Molinari is a delightful Children's book,age range: 6-9 years. Mary Walker is the first and only female to win the Medal of Honor, one of the first female Doctors who served during the Civil War. A woman after my own heart. She worked,lived by her own rules not societies,she worn pants,yes Ladies, pants during the Civil War,she was outspoken,believed in Women's rights and was a Reformer of Women's Rights at a time when this was unheard of,during the turmoil of the Civil War. Thank goodness she was who she was or where would we be. Sure to enlighten any child on how far Women have come today. Educational,informative and a must read for not just young readers,but for all readers. I learned a tremendous amount of history and things I did not remember from school. Mary Walker, was also a prisoner of war. What a fascinating lady,Mary Walker was! This book has beautiful illustrations and packed full of history you will not go wrong with Mary Walker's story. A must read for educators,children, grandparents alike,and history bluffs. I would highly recommend this title! Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: NONE(CHILDREN'S) REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews