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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
Rating:*****
Tags:picture book biography, strong women

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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 |
Great story, and true! ( )
  melodyreads | Dec 11, 2012 |
What an inspiration story to share with kids! How have I never heard of this woman? - and I grew up in Rhode Island. Nice illustrations especially of the stormy sea. ( )
  alyson | Aug 23, 2012 |
This picture book tells the story of Ida Lewis, who must take over as the lighthouse keeper when her father gets sick. At the age of 16, she rowed out to sea and saved four boys whose boat had crashed. Teachers can use this book to do a thematic lesson on lighthouses. In a history lesson, teachers can point out where Lime Rock and Newport Harbor are located. In a science lesson, teachers can explain how oil and a wick are used to create a fire. For a reading lesson, teachers can pull in myths on Poseidon or the Sirens of the sea. First grade teachers may want to use this book as a read allowed because it may be difficult for the students to read on their own. A third grade should be able to easily read the book though. Each page has beautiful colored pictures that look like paintings. Even if the student struggles to read the book, he or she should still be able to tell what is happening by following the pictures. At the very end of the book, the author includes a page that gives a brief description of Ida Lewis and the many lives she saved. ( )
  JLCasanova | Feb 25, 2012 |
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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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