Florence Nightangle

About the Book:

Title: Florence Nightingale
Series: Little People,Big Dreams
Author: Marie Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Release Date: April 12th, 2022
Genre: Children’s Book

Growing up in an upper-class family, it was expected that Florence would find a husband and live a life of luxury—but that kind of life wasn’t for her. Her calling was caring for the sick and the poor, so she followed her passion with her whole heart and trained to be a nurse. When war broke out, Florence traveled to nurse wounded soldiers but found that the hospitals were so dirty that they were making people ill! This experience inspired her to lead a healthcare revolution, and she became the mother of modern nursing, introducing care practices still followed today. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the social reformer’s life.

Book Review:

This was an adorable little book! The illustrations are so cute, and it is written in a way that is simple and easy to understand. I didn’t know a lot about Florence Nightingale, so I Ioved learning a little bit more about this amazing lady.

This book was structured very nicely. First, it talked a bit about Nightingale’s early life. I actually didn’t know that she was from a wealthy family, so she chose a life of hardship and struggle. Then, her training to be a nurse, actually becoming a nurse, and her bravery in going to the war. She saved so many people’s lives by preventing needless death. The book ends with explaining that we celebrate International Nurses’ Day on Nightingale’s birthday, and it has a lovely illustration of a group of nurses. 

While the picture showed some hopes for diversity, nursing is still not a very diverse industry. So I hope that this book inspires the next generation of nurses! More nurses that look like the world around us 🙂

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required. 

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