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Summary: Juliette Low, nicknamed Daisy, was a precocious five year old who lived with her family on a plantation in Savannah, Georgia. This story recounts the adventures, challenges, and achievements of a young girl who would, when she grew up, would influence the lives of young women all over the world by founding and leading the Girl Scouts organization. This is an historical fiction novel about Juliette Low's life as a young girl.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, independent reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 9; read yourself: 9 to 12
Interest Level: 8 to 13
Reading Level: 3.7
Age of Child: Review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: All of the titles in this series are excellent. The authors know their audience and engage them immediately. The books are fun to read and provide a little color to the history and heroes that 8 to 12 year olds might not get from the typical textbook. I wish there was an opportunity to keep the series going with updated list of heroes and heroines.
Pros: Carefully crafted stories, interesting characters, and excellent illustrations are the highlights of this book and this series.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. The books make neat gifts and the sets are essential to the classroom library.
Educational Themes: The primary educational value of the book is that it humanizes the life of an American hero. Because the story and adventures focus on growing up, kids can learn that life is filled with challenges opportunities, setbacks, and joy for ordinary people, as well as for heroes.
Notes: Flesch Kincaid reading level 3.7
Literary Categories: Fiction - historical fiction, biography, middle grade series