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Daisy and the Girl Scouts: The Story of Juliette Gordon Low Paperback – January 1, 1996

4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Gr. 4^-6. Juliette Gordon Low, called Daisy, was only a child during the Civil War, but she maintained the spirit of a rebel throughout her life, often shocking, amusing, or enchanting those around her. As a young woman, she led a pampered life but spent it searching for a worthy cause. After the death of her British husband, she organized the Girl Guides, patterned after the Boy Scouts, in England. In 1910 she brought the idea home to Savannah, Georgia, and formed small groups that would eventually be known as the Girl Scouts of America. Brown's story will engage young readers because it emphasizes Daisy's childhood years and offers anecdotes about her personality traits. A chronology places Low in the context of history. Susan DeRonne --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Brown's story will engage young readers because it emphasizes Daisy's childhood years and offers anecdotes about her personality traits."

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 11 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 6
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (January 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807514411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807514412
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #936,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I got into this book thinking, "What EVER." I was put on bed rest while gestating right after I had signed up to be a leader for GSUSA. My co-leader gave me a copy to read while literally sitting out the next three months until I had my son. I was suprised that I liked it so much! Juliette Gordon Lowe was hearing impared, and even though she lived at a time when handicaps were a real impairment, she used her lack of hearing to an advantage! She also dealt with courage her husband's alcoholic problems and, and showed herself to be a truely driven person. She was not ahead of her time-- she was a woman of her time, as women were just getting used to Queen Victoria's stifling influence being over with, and she was there to teach the new generation of girls what living was all about. I found myself not wanting to put the book down and I would tell my daughters stories of what I read for months after I read this!
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I have read several books about Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. My daughter, who at the time was a Junior Girl Scout in 4th grade, chose Juliette Low as the subject for her school boigraphy assignment. I was SO lucky to find this book for her to read! It is very interesting, written for the older child - not babyish like some other books are. It is long enough to qualify as an acceptable book to use for a report - approximately 100 pages. It tells about Daisy's entire life, not just about when she formed the Girl Scouts. Although it can be confusing trying to keep track of all the names of Daisy's relatives, it's a terrific book for children 3rd grade and up (but I enjoyed reading it, too!)
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Format: Hardcover
We picked this book for my daughter's book report based on reviews we had read. She is a strong 4th grade reader, but found this book difficult to follow. I read portions of the book with my daughter in mind. I found it contained long descriptive sentences, and did not flow well. I would not recommend this book for report purposes for the younger readers in this age group. We will try to read it for pleasure after the report is completed.
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A Kid's Review on February 21, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I read this book for my biography book report because I am a Brownie. It was very interesting to read about Juliette Low's life.
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My daughter read this book as a 4th grade biography assignment. She's a Junior and she did have a few questions for me in regards to the way things were worded back then. It's written with verbiage that would have been used in the early 1900s but over all she understands the whole story of Juliette AKA Daisy. There is a lot of people in the story to keep track of, including another person named Daisy. We haven't completed the book report yet, I'm hoping for an A! With all the knowledge from reading the book, she will know more than any other girl in our troop. I'm tempted to read it myself. There is even a picture section in the middle of the book. I would have to say 5th grade level reading and up to adult. Not a children's book at all. She read it in a week (30 mins a night).
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Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book about the Founder of Girl Scouts. If you are a new Girl Scout Leader or Volunteer and are looking to get a crash course in the history of the founder, this would be a book that you could read in a short amount of time. If you had 2-3 hours of time, you could read this book in its entirety during one sitting. I truly have a new appreciation for Juliette Gordon Low's commitment to girls and was really amazed at her life experiences and the challenges that she faced. It also includes some interesting photos that you can share with your girl scouts.

I wouldn't recommend this book as a "read aloud" during meetings unless you selectively picked some paragraphs to accompany a topic or badge that you are working on. It would be an excellent book however for Juniors and older girls to read. I believe that this book doesn't have enough pictures to keep the attention of most younger girls (Brownies and Daisies). If you are looking for a book to read during a meeting to younger Girl Scouts, consider "Here come the Girl Scouts!"

Juliette Gordon Low was truly a great women leader and this book provides an excellent starting point for those who desire to learn about her life from childhood until death.
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[[ASIN:0807514411 Daisy and the Girl Scouts: The Story of Juliette Gordon Low]
]Very good biography
It does not make Daisy a "plaster saint" which she certainly wasn't. It touches on her problems, which shows the girls that you can have a disability and still have a successful fulfilled life if you look for the areas where your strengths and in her case some "deficits" can serve others. Having grown up with some similar "deficits" with no one to understand or address the problems I know what she had to go through. I personally feel It was these "deficits" that helped her to be able get the GS movement up and running. The book is inspirational without being obvious it is a good read for Brownies and Juniors and perhaps even Cadettes. The stories are presented simply and therefore although you see a delightful character, with some eccentricities you also see a person with a mission that she strongly believes in and how she has given each one of us this gift to enrich our own personal lives 100 years later. This was an amazon purchase
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