By the time Anna Howard Shaw was barely twelve years old, she had crossed the stormy Atlantic (one and a half times), survived a grueling journey from Massachusetts to the unexplored woods of Michigan, and helped create a house and home in the middle of nowhere. By most measures, Anna Howard Shaw’s life was hard and filled with struggle. But a life in the North American wiBy the time Anna Howard Shaw was barely twelve years old, she had crossed the stormy Atlantic (one and a half times), survived a grueling journey from Massachusetts to the unexplored woods of Michigan, and helped create a house and home in the middle of nowhere. By most measures, Anna Howard Shaw’s life was hard and filled with struggle. But a life in the North American wilderness also had many pleasures. Anna was young, happy, and strong. What Anna didn’t have was school. With incredible fortitude and purpose, not only did Anna go on to teach school herself, she also accomplished a great many other things, including helping to win the right to vote for women. With his magical storytelling and radiant artwork, Don Brown welcomes us into the pioneer life of a most extraordinary woman....
|Title||:||A Voice From the Wilderness: The Story of Anna Howard Shaw|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Voice From the Wilderness: The Story of Anna Howard Shaw Reviews
OK story, but not Brown's best effort. Seems to be missing some key pieces of information that would make the story flow better.
Little did I know what I ordered this book that it was a short children's book. Anna Howard Shaw is one of several women's suffrage figures I first learned about in a TV documentary series about The Great War, World War II. Despite this books short length and intended audience, I still learned some pertinent facts about Ms. Shaw. I'm looking forward to reading the only other book I found about her, one that was only available online.
I thought this was a really cool book!Anna Howard Shaw was known for her help with the movement to get women to vote,but she was also one of the first women to become a doctor. I love the fact that this story has so much of her childhood in it.Her autobiography is the main source, so there's lots of quotes too.It's all written in a very approachable way so children can relate.And the illustrations are very sweet, realistic, and playful.
This was an interesting story, if for no other reason than I've never heard of Anna Howard Shaw despite her apparent importance. This book did for me what no other book or teacher or documentary did, informed me about someone who deserved to be known. This is a good biography. The text is very readable, which seems to be Don Brown's trademark skill, he makes biographies that are easy to understand. A good read.
This is a biography of Anna Howard Shaw, a woman who earned a college degree in 1878, became first a minister, then a doctor, and then an important voice in the women's suffrage movement. For all that she accomplished, and all that she fought against to do so, the narrative is disappointingly flat. The illustrations are very nice watercolors, but the text just doesn't back them up enough.
Not enough of a story here. All the good stuff about Anna is in the author's note. My son and I have been enjoying Don Brown's books and this one just doesn't seem of the same quality as the others.