Florence Nightingale

by Demi

Other authorsDemi (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2014



Local notes

921 NIG




Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (2014), 40 pages


"Florence Nightingale revolutionized the world of medicine by emphasizing cleanliness, food that was hot and nutritious, and organization in hospitals. What began as an attempt to make army hospitals safer and more effective became a lifelong mission, and remains relevant today. This new picture book biography of Florence Nightingale, from celebrated author and artist Demi, beautifully portrays the story of Florence's life and explores the long-lasting effects of her career. "--


Original language


Physical description

40 p.; 10.21 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member jrnewman
This book largely reads like a fictional story book, which is fine if one were to use it in, perhaps, an elementary classroom. From the writing style to the art, this casual retelling of the story of Florence Nightingale and her influence on modern medicine is an enjoyable yet simplistic. I was not
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a big fan of the art, though I can see the appeal of the stylized and colorful images. I cannot see a practical application for this book in my own classrooms, but I would likely recommend it to an Elementary social studies teacher to include in their library.
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LibraryThing member mirikayla
Demi really is the most amazing illustrator. She's the reason I read this, but Florence Nightingale is obviously a fantastic subject for biography, too. Everyone knows she was an important nurse, but she was basically personally responsible for making hospitals safe and clean places. She changed
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the whole industry of health care because she looked around, saw what wasn't working, and told people how to fix it. Brilliant.
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