Synopsis: In this book from the highly acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

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 travelled 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.

This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the social reformer’s life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

Release Date: 1st March 2022

Genres: Picture Book, Children’s, Biography/Memoir, Medical, Nursing, History, War

Pages: 32

Thank you so much to Francis Lincoln Children’s and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

Review: What an amazing woman she was all that she did to help people, she has always been an inspiring woman and I’m so happy that now young children can learn about her.

Just like her father who was ahead of his time period for providing education, she was too. She ensured she found ways to make everyone better, to ensure that these men were saved. With no care into patients at that time hygiene wise it was incredible she fought her way to ensure that it did exist, for the safety of everyone.

As I think I say pretty much every time I read one of these books, I love this series, they depict people from such a vast variety of backgrounds who all are so inspiring, all have a great story to offer and all who children can really learn from and I adore them and the cute illustrations too.

About Author: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books and the author of the multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.


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