STORY OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: THE TRAIBLAZING NURSE OF VICTORIAN ENGLAND
Serious history told so that no child could resist.
Florence knew she did not want a life of fancy clothes and parties, like the other girls. She was going to do something different - and important. But what?
In 1854, she shocked everyone. Florence set out for the Crimea to nurse soliders injured in the war. Nothing could have prepared her for the horror of the army hospital and the doctors didn't approve of women and plotted to send her away. But Florence was not to be beaten. She was going to change nursing forever!
Short Books is re-releasing some of its finest writing as a newly designed series of six children's biographies called The Great Victorians.
These are entertaining and engaging stories of some of history's most fascinating characters. They tell history in a novelistic, engaging way, a halfway house between storybooks and traditional history. There is abundant humour and drama too.
With beautifully designed covers these books will catch the eyes of parents as well as children. Also published in a highly collectable set.