Mary on horseback: three mountain stories

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Dial Books for Young Readers, Sep 1, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 53 pages
18 Reviews
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 Front

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Review: Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories

User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

The woman this book was written about seems to be an amazing woman, but I didn't care for the way it was written. Read full review

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User Review  - Liz Christensen - Goodreads

This is a great story about the Frontier Nursing Service, which was a group of nurses who traveled on horseback to families in Kentucky in the 1920's. The stories were told from the point of view of kids (and one nurse)who were affected by the FNS. It was an easy read, and very informative. Read full review



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Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of several dozen books for children and young adults, was born in 1943 in New York City. She studied at the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Wells began her career in publishing, working as an art editor and designer first at Allyn and Bacon and later at Macmillan Publishing. Her first work, which she both wrote and illustrated, was Martha's Birthday, published in 1970. Her first work for young adults was The Fog Comes on Little Pig Feet, published in 1972. Wells is perhaps most famous for the Max series, beginning with Max's First Word, published by Dial in 1979. Although the primary audience for the series is very young children, the books appeal to the senses of humor of even small children. Wells says that the inspiration for these stories is her own children. Wells is the recipient of numerous awards including a Children's Book Council Award for Noisy Nora in 1974, the Edgar Allan Pie award for two young adult books, Through the Looking Glass and When No One Was Looking, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Shy Charles. Rosemary Wells is married to Thomas Moore Wells, an architect. The couple has two daughters.

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