Thursday, April 16, 2015


Title:  Nurse, Soldier, Spy...The Story of Sarah Edmonds
Author: Marissa Moss
Illustrator:  John Hendrix
Publisher:  Abrams Books For Young Readers
Ages: 9-11


When Frank Thompson sees a poster requesting recruits for the new Union army, he is ready and willing to enlist. Except Frank isn't his real name. He is really Sarah Emma Edmonds. Dressing like a man, she becomes a soldier, battlefield nurse, and even a spy in this incredible true story of one woman's fight for her country's freedom.

Why you should read it: 

I'm really fascinated with the "human side" of history and find myself reading a lot about the Civil War lately. This well written story by author Marissa Moss allows her readers to step into the shoes of an otherwise genteel lady as she fights beside Union soldiers trying to free the slaves and unite a country. Kids will be amazed at the life Sarah led and the dangers she endured during a time when "ladies" were thought to be nothing more than gentle creatures to be protected from the horrors of the real world instead of vibrant, strong women capable of protecting themselves as well as those around them on the field of battle.

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 5 out of 5...grab it!

 4 out of 5...think about it.

 3 out of 5...take or leave it.

 2 out of 5...maybe not for you.

 1 out of 5...forget about it!


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  1. Great to find your blog! I have school-agers this summer and hope to have a stash of good reads for them :)
    A to Z blogger

    1. Hi Stephanie and welcome to my blog! I have 30 kids in my Summer Adventure Camp every year and we read 220 books over the summer so I'm always on the lookout for more great picture books...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

  2. It sounds like a lot of fun!

    1. Hi Sonia and welcome to my blog! This book really was a fun read. Hope you get the chance to check out some of my other book reviews.

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!