'Flo looked in her paper. There was a war! Soldiers were very sick. No one cared for them. Flo wanted to help.' And so begins the story of Florence Nightingale's life during the Crimean War. Florence and a team of nurses rush to the hospital to help. But when they get there they are turned away, as lady nurses are not wanted. However, Florence soon shows everyone who's boss and sets about cleaning the hospital and making the lives of the injured soldiers more bearable. This is a uniquely simple, engaging and attractive first history book for young children. The simple text works well with Sue Shield's excellent and historically authentic illustrations.
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Stewart Ross is a popular, prize-winning children's author. He has written over one hundred books for children, including many on 20th century history. His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Stewart taught history, English and politics for 10 years to children of all ages.Review:
'True stories retold in simple text supported by speech bubbles make these books attractive to boys who may still be emergent readers. The comic-style illustrations of people and the necessary props for the story shown against a plain white background help to make understanding quick and clear.' -- Real Book News, Issue 11 20020501
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002335064
Book Description Wayland, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2283343