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A Picture Book of Florence Nightingale (Picture Book Biography)

David A. Adler, John Wallner (Illustrator), Alexandra Wallner (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Hardcover (9/1/1992)

Description

The founder of modern nursing comes to life in this accessible biography for young readers.

Born and raised in a wealthy family, no one expected Florence Nightingale to grow up to do dirty work. But she found her life's calling after witnessing firsthand the atrocious conditions at hospitals in the mid 1800s. Where everyone else saw unavoidable chaos, Florence saw opportunity for order. She developed strict standards of hygiene and established extensive nurse training. Her new systems significantly lowered death rates and revolutionized the healthcare landscape of her time.

When she was thirty-eight years old, Florence contracted Crimean fever and remained homebound for the rest of her life. She continued to fight for nursing reform and sanitary conditions, working from her bed as she met distinguished guests and published papers.

This informative entry in Adler's well-known series contains biography, facts, and history accompanied by charming illustrations.

Holiday House, 9780823442713, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019



About the Author

David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.

John Wallner has illustrated dozens of books for children, including David A. Adler's Honest Abe Lincoln: Easy-to-Read Stories about Abraham Lincoln, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable people, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grandma Moses, Abigail Adams, and Beatrix Potter. She and her husband live in Mexico and often collaborate on their books.

Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable people, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grandma Moses, Abigail Adams, and Beatrix Potter. She and her husband live in Mexico and often collaborate on their books.