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The Bravest Woman in America by Marissa Moss

The Bravest Woman in America (original 2011; 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 (2011)



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As a young girl, Ida's family enjoys the perfect life for this young girl who loves the sea; her father is a light house keeper. Young Ida cannot stay away from the sea, so her father teaches her to row a boat. Ida grows stronger and stronger, rowing her boat in all types of seas--rough, windy, and smooth. As her strength grows, so does her determination and courage, and soon Ida is rescuing fallen boaters. When Ida's father fall ill, Ida's mother is named the keeper of the lighthouse, but Ida does all of the work. Ida is the keeper of the lighthouse. What a remarkable tale of personal strength and determination you will want to read aloud to your students.
  aliceanne | Feb 25, 2016 |
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 |
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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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