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Juliette Low, Girl Scout founder
Higgins, Helen Boyd.
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Publication Information:
Carmel, IN : Patria Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
124 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Provides a fictional account of the childhood of the woman responsible for the founding of the Girl Scouts of America.
Reading Level:
530 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.0 3.0 83594.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.5 6 Quiz: 31892 Guided reading level: O.
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Over two million Girl Scouts worldwide owe their membership to its founder, Juliette Low--a woman who, as a girl growing up in the post-Civil War South, refused to accept that girls couldn't do everything boys could. Whether angrily defending her friend against taunts of schoolmates or rescuing a kitten from the highest branches of a tree, Low possessed the spirit and strength of character that would lead her in adulthood to act as a world-famous advocate for girls. Children will experience Low's joy at the gift of her very own horse, feel her excitement at attending her first dance, and share her frustration with being thrust in to the role of a well-behaved 19th-century young lady who would rather have been riding, creating sculptures, or climbing.

Author Notes

Helen Boyd Higgins (1892#150;1971) was the author of numerous books for children about famous Americans, including Alexander Hamilton, Stephen Foster, and Noah Webster. She lived in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cathy Morrison is the illustrator of Ignacio's Chair and the Young Patriots series. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and She lives in Denver, Colorado.



Share the childhood adventures of the young girl from Savannah, Georgia, who would grow up to found the Girl Scouts. Daisy Gordon would rather climb a tree and ride a horse than learn to dance and sew. There's not one thing I can't do that boys can, said Daisy, and the organization she created years later proved her words.Praised by parents, teachers, and historians, the Young Patriots Series is an ideal way to sweep today's young listeners into history. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, what they wore, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. The early evidence of character, responsibility, ability, and courage are showcased in common situations to which every child can relate.The Young Patriots Series would make a popular and much appreciated addition to any personal, school or community library biography collection for young readers. --Midwest Book Review Excerpted from Juliette Low: Girl Scout Founder by Helen Boyd Higgins All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

1 The Little Rebelp. 1
2 Up in Yankee Landp. 13
3 "The Ground is Covered with Sugar"p. 19
4 Little-Ship-Under-Full-Sailp. 26
5 Home Againp. 34
6 First Day at Schoolp. 40
7 The Lady from Japanp. 48
8 The TAC'sp. 58
9 I Say I Won'tp. 68
10 Daisy's Talismanp. 74
11 Etowah Cliffs At Lastp. 81
12 Happy Christmas Everybodyp. 91
13 Magic Slippersp. 98
14 Juliette's Giftp. 110
What Happened Next?p. 123
Fun Facts About Juliette Lowp. 124
About the Authorp. 125