|David A. Adler. John & Alexandra Wallner, illus|
|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 1992|
A pioneer of modern nursing and an important social reformer, Florence Nightingale has become the archetype of the selfless medical practitioner. This biography for readers up to 8 by David Adler—author of B. Franklin, Printer and creator of the Cam Jansen series—traces the life of this affluent young British woman who in 1854 rejected a life of comfort to instead tend to the veterans of the Crimean War. Frequent collaborators with Adler, the husband and wife team of John and Alexandra Wallner bring the dauntless Florence to life with their rather sunny pen and watercolor illustrations.