The Bravest Woman in America

The Story of Ida Lewis

Moss, Marissa

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Bravest Woman in America
Ida Lewis loved everything about the sea, so when her father became the official keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island, she couldn't imagine anything better. Throughout the years, Ida shadowed her father as he tended the lighthouse, listening raptly to his stories about treacherous storms, drowning sailors, and daring rescues. Under her father's watchful eye, she learned to polish the lighthouse lens so the light would shine bright.nbsp; She learned to watch the sea for any sign of trouble. And, most importantly, she learned to row. nbsp; Ida felt ready for anything--and she was. nbsp; Award-winning author Marissa Moss pairs up with award-winning illustrator Andrea U'Ren in a stunning collaboration that sheds light on a remarkable piece of history. Based on the true story of Ida Lewis, who was dubbed "the Bravest Woman in America" and who was recognized with the Congressional Life Saving Medal and the American Cross of Honor, this inspiring and unforgettable tale of courage and real-life heroism is a tribute to brave women everywhere.nbsp; nbsp;

Publisher: New York : Tricycle Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1582463697
Branch Call Number: j B-Le5863m 2011 Beginning Facts
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,28 cm


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Ida's incredible strength and rowing skills helped her perform many daring rescues during her lifetime. gr. 1-5

Daughter of a lighthouse keeper, Ida learned to row at an early age. At 16, her rowing skills saved four boys from a capsized sailboat, the first of many lives she saved.

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