28 August 2012

Golden Prairie Press: a Review


Being the history-loving family that we are, we have recently been enjoying an ebook from Golden Prairie Press called Ten Girls from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser and edited by Amy Puetz.  


Ten Girls from History features ten {true} short stories about ten of the bravest girls in history.  Their tales of bravery, courage, and perseverance will truly inspire you!  Some of their names may be familiar to you, but some may not be.  But their stories are definitely worth the read.  

These ten girls include:

Louisa May Alcott: Author of Little Women
Clara Morris: The Girl who Won Fame as an Actress 
Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield
Molly Pitcher: The Brave Gunner of the Battle of Monmouth
Cofachiqui: An Indian Princess
Madeleine De Vercheres: The Heroine of Castle Dangerous
Dorothy Quincy: A Girl of the American Revolution
Ida Lewis: The Heroine of Lime Rock Lighthouse
Elizabeth Van Lew: The Girl who Risked all for the Union
Virginia Reed: Midnight Heroine of the Plains


One of our favorite stories has been the one about Madeleine De Vercheres: The Heroine of Castle Dangerous (the title made me love it even before I read it!).  It's the story of an amazing 14-year-old girl who is left to care for a seemingly peaceful fort along the St. Lawrence river in Canada while her parents, who were in charge of the fort, had to travel.  In their absence the fort was attacked by Indians and Madeleine was the one who led the defense with only herself, her two younger brothers and an eighty-year-old man.  They remained faithful and were successful for an entire week before reinforcements arrived to help them!  Her story is so inspiring and all of the others are as well!  I'm sure your family--especially your young girls--would enjoy them, too.


Golden Prairie Press was began by Amy Puetz.  Amy is a homeschool
graduate and has always had a passion for history.  She loves to share those
little-known stories that show God's hand working.  Even though she had other
plans for her life at first, her plans were changed due to heath reasons.  It's
obvious that she's doing just what she loves and enjoys!  She has written and
edited several other great books on history, including two books on historical
costumes.

Ten Girls from History is available at AmyPuetz.com in printed form for $25 (currently on sale for $20), in ebook form for $15 (currently on sale for $12), or as an audio book for $25 (currently on sale for $20).  This sale won't last long, so hurry over to Amy's site and check it out! 


Remember, you can read more of what other homeschool parents think about this product at the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog!

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Disclaimer: I was given a copy of the ebook Ten Girls from History through the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.  No other compensation was received.  

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