Here Come the Girl Scouts! (Hardcover)

The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure

By Shana Corey, Hadley Hooper (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, 9780545342780, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2012

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

The amazing, all-true story of the first Girl Scouts and their visionary founder.

Juliette Gordon Low--Daisy to her friends and family--was not like most girls of the Victorian era.

Prim and proper?

BOSH!

Dainty and delicate?

HOW BORING!

She loved the outdoors, and she yearned for adventure! Born into a family of pathfinders and pioneers, she too wanted to make a difference in the world--and nothing would stop her.

Combining her ancestors’ passion for service with her own adventurous spirit and her belief that girls could do anything, she founded the Girl Scouts. One hundred years later, they continue to have adventures, do good deeds, and make a difference!


About the Author

Shana Corey has the unique ability to make history accessible and fun, a talent that has been praised in all of her celebrated picture books, including MERMAID QUEEN, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham and YOU FORGOT YOUR SKIRT, AMELIA BLOOMER!, illustrated by Chesley McLaren, which was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and an Orbis Pictus Recommended Title. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Hadley Hooper is an editorial artist whose work appears regularly in The New York Times. HERE COME THE GIRL SCOUTS! is her first picture book. She lives in Denver, Colorado.


Praise For Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure

"Deft storyteller Shana Corey knows that good history writers pick rich details to paint a life story. That’s exactly what she does in 'Here Come the Girl Scouts!'." --The New York Times
 
* "Corey tells Low’s story with few words, but a lot of energy. This is an exuberant celebration of Low’s work just in time for the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary." -- School Library Journal, starred review
 
"Corey’s gung-ho prose conveys Low’s gumption and optimism. Hooper’s folksy mixed-media art, much like Corey’s prose, portrays the Scouts and their history in a fresh, unstuffy manner." -- Publishers Weekly
 
"Girl power, all the way around." -- Booklist
 
"Captivating. Well done, all around. So, sit down with your favorite box of Do-si-dos (or, OK, Thin Mints, if that’s your style) and be sure to experience this one." -- Kirkus blog review    
 
Did You Know These Amazing Facts about the Girl Scouts?

* There are more than 3.2 million Girl Scouts throughout the world!
*More than 50 million American women enjoyed Girl Scouting during their childhoods.
* March 2012 marked the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts.