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Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing…

Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy'…

by Shana Corey

Other authors: Hadley Hooper (Illustrator)

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Oh my goodness, I'm a little verklempt. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
This is a pretty good informational book. It talked about the woman who traveled the world, and then became the founder of girl scouts. It explains what girl scouts do, and the types of badges they can earn. It is lovely. ( )
  anita.curry | Oct 11, 2013 |
Tells the story of Juliette Gordon Low who founded the Girl Scouts. Shows strong females taking action in the world. Includes many Girl Scout sayings in the illustrations. ( )
  pmartens | Sep 14, 2013 |
Highly Recommended

This non-fiction picture book tells the story of the Girl Scouts. Readers are introduced to Juliette Gordon Low’s and her trip to England and learning about the Girl Guides to where Girl Scouts are at today. Readers learn about how the Girl Scouts have changed throughout their history. At the end of the story we see examples of famous Girl Scouts like Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, Lisa Ling and there is a place for the reader to put her picture.

The writing is fun to read. Readers are exposed to words like gumption and spunk. Girls are portrayed as adventurous and ready to learn new things. The illustrations are realistic and sort of have a 1950’s vintage vibe. The colors reflect the colors in nature and the Girl Scout uniforms. It’s a really cute theme. It’s full of historical information that would be of interest to many elementary aged girls.

The book is perfect to read to Daisy and Brownie Troops. I read it to a first grade Daisy troop and they were quiet the whole time. They loved the story and it seemed to be easy for them to understand. There is an AR quiz that accompanies this book, so students who like AR quizzes are in luck! This is a really nice book for a school or public library. Girl Scouts of all ages will enjoy the story and pictures. The end of the book has extensive back matter with examples of how the Girl Scouts fit into US history, a painting of Low and a photo of a 1913 Girl Scout Troop. The author included the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law. This book would make a great gift for a girl during a Girl Scout bridging ceremony. ( )
  kmjanek | Aug 29, 2013 |
Shana Corey, whose picture-book biographies - Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story Of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way To Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History!, You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer - tend to focus on women who were pioneers in some way, stays true to form in this latest offering, which examines the founding of the Girl Scouts in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. Known as "Daisy" to her friends and family, Low rejected many of the notions of feminine girlhood that were prevalent when she was young, more interested in having adventures outdoors than in being prim and proper. Growing up to be just as adventurous as an adult, she eventually discovered the scouting movement, while living in England, and brought it back with her to America, founding the very first Girl Scout troupe in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia in 1912.

Informative and engaging, Here Come the Girl Scouts! doesn't just provide a glimpse of the founding of this important institution of girlhood, it demonstrates why it was needed in the first place. Quotations from the original Girl Scout manual, emphasizing the importance of getting out into the natural world, and challenging oneself physically, are included on many of the pages, and are contrasted with the Victorian notions of delicate girlhood. The moral component of the scouting movement is also discussed - the notion of being a sister to all girls, regardless of social status, for instance - and I was interested to see that there were diverse troupes from early on, although the Girl Scouts did not embrace integration until many decades later. The artwork is colorful and appealing, capturing the sense of fun and adventure in the story. Recommended to young readers interested in the history of the Girl Scouts, or who are looking for stories about path-breaking women. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 24, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545342783, Hardcover)

The amazing, all-true story of the first Girl Scouts and their visionary founder.

Juliette Gordon Low--Daisy to her friends and family--was not like most girls of the Victorian era.

Prim and proper?


Dainty and delicate?


She loved the outdoors, and she yearned for adventure! Born into a family of pathfinders and pioneers, she too wanted to make a difference in the world--and nothing would stop her.

Combining her ancestors’ passion for service with her own adventurous spirit and her belief that girls could do anything, she founded the Girl Scouts. One hundred years later, they continue to have adventures, do good deeds, and make a difference!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:58 -0400)

A one hundreth anniversary tribute to the Girl Scouts founder describes how she rejected the conventions of Victorian culture and introduced her pioneer family's passion for service, adventure, and independence to the girls of her time.

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