Florence Nightingale - Little People, Big Dreams Picture Book
This colour illustrated hardback picture book is a fantastic way to acquaint young readers with the incredible life of Florence Nightingale.
Growing up in an upper-class family, it was expected that Florence would find a husband and live a life of luxury—but that kind of life wasn’t for her. Her calling was caring for the sick and the poor, so she followed her passion with her whole heart and trained to be a nurse.
When war broke out, Florence traveled to nurse wounded soldiers but found that the hospitals were so dirty that they were making people ill. This experience inspired her to lead a healthcare revolution, and she became the mother of modern nursing, introducing care practices still followed today.
At the back of this book there is a facts and photo section to support the story told (great for parents and older children hungry for a few more details).
This delightful series (Little People, Big Dreams) introduces young readers to outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Also in this series - Maya Angelou, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo.
Recommended for children 5 - 8 years.
Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley.
Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 1.2 x 20.4 cm.
Hardcover. 32 pages.