Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nurse, Soldier, Spy - Marissa Moss, John Hendrix

Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss illus by John Hendrix
This is the story of Sarah Edmonds, she first disguised herself as a man to avoid marriage. Canadian by birth Edmonds goes to the U.S. for freedom. As Frank Thompson, she enlisted in the army when Lincoln called for soldiers to fight in the civil war. Sarah was a great soldier, asked to do two of the toughest jobs, nurse and spy. These are just a few of the facts I learned from Nourse Soldier, Spy.

Sarah Edmonds story is exciting and different, Moss takes full advantage. Readers unfamilar with Edmonds story will be quickly engaged by the women who was a civil war hero. Hendrix's beautiful illustrations adds another dimension. The story plus the after note, make this a great introduction to Sarah Edmonds. Ages 6up

I've linked this post to nonfiction Monday, roundup can be found at Rasco from RIF

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