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Mary on Horseback
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014130815X, Paperback)In 1923, there were no doctors or hospitals in the isolated mountains of Appalachia. Then Mary Breckinridge came. Trained as a nurse, she made the Appalachians her life's work-fording icy streams and climbing untracked mountains to bring medical help to those in need. These three stories, told in simple, luminous prose, bring to life the birth of the Frontier Nursing Service, which still operates in Kentucky. Mary On Horseback shows yet another side of Rosemary Wells-one of today's most versatile authors.
"These beautifully written stories will remain with the reader long after the book is closed." - Booklist, starred review
"A compelling little book that might well cause some children of this overabundant age to consider their blessings...." -The Horn Book, starred review
( Winner of the Christopher Award
( A Horn Book Fanfare Book
( A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
( A Smithsonian Notable Book for Children
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:28:53 -0400)
Tells the stories of three families who were helped by the work of Mary Breckinridge, the first nurse to go into the Appalachian Mountains and give medical care to the isolated inhabitants. Includes an afterword with facts about Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service she founded.
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