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The Bravest Woman in America by Marissa Moss

The Bravest Woman in America (edition 2011)

by Marissa Moss, Andrea U'Ren (Illustrator)

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Title:The Bravest Woman in America
Authors:Marissa Moss
Other authors:Andrea U'Ren (Illustrator)
Info:Tricycle Press (2011), Library Binding, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:picture book biography, strong women

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The Bravest Woman in America by Marissa Moss



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The Bravest Woman in America tells the story of Ida Lewis. The books recalls Ida's desire to be around bodies of water and her heroic rowing skills once she because the lighthouse keeper at Lime Rock. I enjoyed this book because it tell the story of someone who I feel is often overlooked when doing biography projects. Ida has a great story and this book captured this well. It showcased her bravery saving shipwrecked people when women at the time were just expected to stay in the home. ( )
  mferaci | Mar 4, 2015 |
This story is about Ida Lewis. Ida loved the sea her whole life. Her father got a job as a lighthouse keeper and eventually Ida and her family moved very close to the lighthouse. Ida's father often let her go row with him. Ida's father eventually got sick and she unofficially took over his job. Ida saved four boy's lives when their boat overturned in the sea. After she saved the boys' lived her father let Ida have his job as lighthouse keeper. Ida was declared the bravest woman in America.
This book was very insperational to read. I had never heard of Ida Lewis before. The illustrations were very enticing and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ( )
  jpons | Nov 13, 2014 |
Ida Lewis lived the life of her dreams in the Lime Rock Lighthouse of Rhode Island. Her inspiring life story allows us to see how finding out what you love, and setting a course for doing it, makes the most satisfying, happy life. ( )
  mosbor | Sep 6, 2014 |
This picture book biography tells a story about a girl Ida who loved everything about the sea. The illustrations are drawn from watercolor, ink, and acrylic paint. The way the illustrator outlined the details and little things in the picture captures a determined young girl out on the sea. Ida quickly became a hero who saved many lives including the boys who were having trouble in the frantic harsh sea. Ida rowed harder and harder and saved those boys lives. This book helps readers understand helping others, heroes, and having pride in yourself. ( )
  MSittig | Oct 21, 2013 |
Ida Lewis' love of the sea and wanting to go with her father on his twice daily trips to the lighthouse led her to learn how to row. She learned how to check the light, fill it with oil, trim the wick, and clean the lens. After her family moved into the lighthouse, Ida began watching the sea for trouble. After her father got sick, Ida took over the responsibility of the lighthouse. One night, while watching the sea, Ida saw a small boat in trouble. Ida bravely went to the rescue of the four boys on board and saved their lives. I enjoyed this book and its message of celebrating bravery. I could use this book in a social studies lesson related to women in American History. ( )
  Mwbordel | Jan 27, 2013 |
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Describes the life of Ida Lewis and how her father taught her to be the official keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island.

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