Little People, Big Dreams: Florence Nightingale - Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara


This little biography of Florence Nightingale tells the inspiring tale of the founder of modern nursing.

Growing up in an upper-class family in Victorian times, it was expected that Florence would find a husband and live a life of luxury, but that kind of life wasn’t for her. Her calling was caring for the sick and the poor, so she followed her passion with her whole heart and trained to be a nurse. During the Crimean War, Florence travelled to nurse wounded soldiers but found that the hospitals were so dirty that they were making people ill! This experience inspired her to lead a healthcare revolution, and she became the mother of modern nursing, introducing care practices still followed today. 

Little People Big Dreams series portrays the inspiring lives of artists, designers, activists and scientists in a super-accessible way with sweet illustrations and by focusing on when they started out as children with a dream. Each book has a biographical timeline with historical photographs and extra facts, too.