Away with Words: The Daring Story Of Isabella Bird

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Away with Words is a long-forgotten tale of Isabella Bird, a girl raised in England in the Victorian Age when females were to be prim and proper. But being prim and proper made Isabella sick. A doctor suggested she be taken outside and when her father rode her around and introduced her to nature, suddenly Isabella felt alive. But when she returned indoors, she began feeling ill again. When she became a young woman, the doctor suggested she take a voyage and once again she felt alive. On the trip, she began recording everything she saw. After another long trip, to the United States, she returned to write a book of her adventures. That book became a best seller. She eventually wrote nine best sellers about her travels and gave spirited lectures.

I loved this spirited girl/woman who broke all the female conventions of her day to follow her heart onto adventures across the globe. She became so well-known and well-loved, she was introduced to Queen Victoria. Author Lori Mortensen writes of fearless Isabella in delicious words and phrases that practically melt in your mouth and keep the pages turning. This story is a treat for young, independent and adventuresome souls.

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Author Lori Mortensen • Kristy Caldwell, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 36 pages
Publisher Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date 2019-Mar-01
ISBN 9781682630051
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Issue March 2019
Category Children's


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