Seven Brave Women by Betsy Hearne

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Take a journey through time as a young girl recounts the exploits of her female ancestors, seven brave women who left their imprints on the past and on her. Beginning with the great-great-great-grandmother who came to America on a wooden sailboat, these women were devout and determined and tireless and beloved.
 

About Betsy Hearne

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Betsy Hearne is the author of several books for children, including "Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs" (a "Child" magazine Best Book of 2001), "Eliza's Dog, " and "Listening for Leroy" (a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young Children). She was formerly the editor of the "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, " and she now teaches literature and storytelling at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Hearne lives with her family in Urbana, Illinois. Pegi Deitz Shea is the author of many books for young readers, such as "Liberty Rising: The Story of the Statue of Liberty," She lives in Connecticut. Bethanne Andersen has illustrated several acclaimed books for children, including "Seven Brave Women," She lives in Boise, Idaho.
 
Published August 19, 1997 by Greenwillow. 24 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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In eight two-page chapters, Hearne (Eliza's Dog, 1996, etc.) draws upon stories from her family to transcribe a history of feminine accomplishment.

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From the Revolutionary War to the present, "Hearne tells stories of seven women in her family who 'did great things' without fighting in the eight wars that frame their lives," said PW in a starred review.

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Noting that ""in the old days, history books marked time by the wars that men fought,"" Hearne (Eliza's Dog) tells stories of seven women in her family who ""did great things"" without fighting in the eight wars that frame their lives.

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