Buy New
$14.36
Qty:1
  • List Price: $17.99
  • Save: $3.63 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Here Come the Girl Scouts... has been added to your Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $2.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure Hardcover – January 1, 2012


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$14.36
$10.36 $8.21
Gifts%20for%20Young%20Readers
$14.36 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of  Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure + Daisy and the Girl Scouts: The Story of Juliette Gordon Low + Juliette Low: Girl Scout Founder (Young Patriots series)
Price for all three: $31.87

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Children's Books for Thanksgiving
Visit the Children's Thanksgiving Bookstore to find historical books about Pilgrims and Native Americans, silly turkey tales, and sweet stories about giving thanks.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 720L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545342783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545342780
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

On March 12, 2012, the Girl Scouts will have been in existence for 100 years, and it’s all thanks to Juliette Daisy Gordon Low. Daisy was a girl with gumption; an opening illustration shows her joy at hanging from a tree, petticoat on full display. A trip to England later in life introduces Daisy to the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, and the rest, as they say, is history. Ambitious in scope, this picture-book biography covers everything from the first meeting of the Girl Scouts to its first handbook (with guidance on such things as how to stop a runaway horse) to troop expansion across the country. A final inspiring spread offers up portraits of former Girl Scouts, including Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gloria Steinem, and it leaves one portrait empty: you. Well-chosen quotes from the original handbook (fresh air is your great friend) are incorporated into Hooper’s exuberant illustrations, which were created using paint, ink, and printmaking techniques. Extensive back matter includes Girl Scout–related history, legacy, photos, and sources. Girl power, all the way around. Grades 1-4. --Ann Kelley

Review

"Deft storyteller Shana Corey knows that good history writers pick rich details to paint a life story. That’s exactly what she does in ‘Here Come the Girl Scouts!’.” —The New York Times

*"Corey tells Low’s story with few words, but a lot of energy. This is an exuberant celebration of Low’s work just in time for the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary.” —School Library Journal, starred review

"Corey’s gung-ho prose conveys Low’s gumption and optimism. Hooper’s folksy mixed-media art, much like Corey’s prose, portrays the Scouts and their history in a fresh, unstuffy manner.”—Publishers Weekly

“Girl power, all the way around.”—Booklist

“Captivating. Well done, all around. So, sit down with your favorite box of Do-si-dos (or, OK, Thin Mints, if that’s your style) and be sure to experience this one.”—Kirkus blog review

Did You Know These Amazing Facts about the Girl Scouts?

* There are more than 3.2 million Girl Scouts throughout the world!
*More than 50 million American women enjoyed Girl Scouting during their childhoods.
* March 2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts.


"Deft storyteller Shana Corey knows that good history writers pick rich details to paint a life story. That’s exactly what she does in ‘Here Come the Girl Scouts!’.” —The New York Times



*"Corey tells Low’s story with few words, but a lot of energy. This is an exuberant celebration of Low’s work just in time for the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary.” —School Library Journal, starred review



"Corey’s gung-ho prose conveys Low’s gumption and optimism. Hooper’s folksy mixed-media art, much like Corey’s prose, portrays the Scouts and their history in a fresh, unstuffy manner.”—Publishers Weekly


“Girl power, all the way around.”—Booklist



“Captivating. Well done, all around. So, sit down with your favorite box of Do-si-dos (or, OK, Thin Mints, if that’s your style) and be sure to experience this one.”—Kirkus blog review 

More About the Author

When I was little, I loved stories about olden-day girls--my favorites were Betsy-Tacy, All-of-a-Kind Family, Little House On the Prairie. Imagine my delight when I went to college and discovered that I could take ENTIRE classes on olden-day girls! I learned to call it women's history, but really--it was the exact same topic I'd been interested in since I was five. Now, I have the great pleasure and honor of editing books for children myself. I also write picture books, most of them true stories about brave women and girls in history. When I'm not writing or editing, I'm usually reading with my two little boys.For additional resources, including lesson plans, book lists, and information on school visits, check out www.shanacorey.com.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
18
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 22 customer reviews
Easy to understand and appreciate.
nugents98
Our Girl Scout Troop loved the story and learned so much about Juliette Gordon Low!!
Meg Waldron
I bought multiple copies to share, and it's now my coffee table featured book!
Julie Byerlein

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kira Hamman on January 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have mixed feelings about the Girl Scouts as an organization - many troops these days seem to spend a lot of time selling cookies and very little time empowering girls. This book, however, is a picture of how the Girl Scouts SHOULD be, and how they were conceived by their founder. The story itself is inspirational, with this feisty girl overcoming societal norms and doing what she wants to do rather than what's expected of her. But the writing and the illustrations are what really make it come alive for young readers. My children already quote frequently from Corey's previous books You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer and Milly and the Macy's Parade (Scholastic Bookshelf: Holiday) with lines like, "Mom, I am NOT a proper lady!" I know this one will join that group soon. I plan to give it to my daughter's Girl Scout leader, too!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Girl Scout Claudia on March 20, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I work for the Girl Scouts and have read many books about Juliette Gordon Low. This was a wonderful book to read to our younger girls - Daisies and Brownies. The story used words of the time, which will make the girls of today giggle. The coloring of the pages depicted the era in which she grew up. We have a volunteer who does story hours as Juliette and she brought the book to my attention. Highly recommend to read to younger girls.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Penny Thoughtful on January 27, 2012
Format: Hardcover
What an inspiring story of an inspiring woman! I can't wait to buy this book (yes, BUY; I am a librarian and I do not usually BUY books!) for my mother to read to my daughter--our family is already four generations of Girl Scouts strong! An ideal gift for any Girl Scout!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A wonderful book about Juliette Gordon Low' life, easy to read, for all ages. A great addition to any Girl Scout Troop's library, parents to read with their Girl Scouts or for any adult, just to have. The illustrations are bright and colorful. Loved it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nugents98 on January 14, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book to share with your Girl Scout troop. Easy to understand and appreciate. I would recommend it to anyone not just Girl Scouts but all girls.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Angela S. Roberts on January 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Once again, author Shana Corey has created a fun and wonderfully informative picture book about a great woman from history! Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Girl Scouts comes this engaging title. Both the world of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, and the beginnings of Girl Scout history come to life through the words and just-perfect illustrations. I read this to my daughter's 2nd grade Brownie troop, and the girls loved it. Another mom commented that the girls were "rapt," which is saying a lot for a group of 11 seven-year-olds! This is the book for you if you are a Girl Scout, were a Girl Scout, or have a Girl Scout in your life with whom you would love to share a fantastic picture book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Kaye on May 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this for my Brownie troop while they worked on their story telling badge. I have to say I think it is a great book. It is full of lots of information about Juliette and how she started the Girl Scouts. It also has lots of neat sayings sprinkled throughout. The girls did find it difficult to read a loud because the got confused with what was part of the story and what was a saying. Still I would highly recommend it for younger girl scouts and their leaders.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patti H. Gardner on April 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is wonderful and will help young girls learn about the wonderful founder of Girl Scouts. My daughter took it to her Daisy Troop meeting and read it to the girls. They loved it and hopefully it will make them want to learn more about our "Daisy" in years to come.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?