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Florence Nightingale

Growing up in a wealthy family that believed nursing wasn't a respectable job, Florence Nightingale was determined to help others. She defied her parents and left behind a life of privilege to serve as a nurse in the Crimean War, fighting for better conditions for injured soldiers and proving that good hygiene in hospitals could protect them from disease and infection. After more than sixty years of service as a nurse, she had helped to make nursing an honorable profession, left behind safer, cleaner hospitals, and saved countless lives.

This early reader biography introduces the life of Florence Nightingale, including her childhood, training, work in the Crimean War, and her school for nurses. This engaging book from the On My Own biography series doesn't lean on fictionalized dialogue, instead focusing on intriguing factual text and high-quality teach kids the inspiring story of this pioneer for women in medicine.

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Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Shannon Zemlicka, Florence Zemlicka, Shannon Knudsen
Illustrator Nicolas Debon
ISBN 0876141025
Publication Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Carolrhoda Books
Language English