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 eIda 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 She learned to watch the sea for any sign of trouble And, most importantly, she learned to row Ida felt ready for anything and she was 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.
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

  • Title: The Bravest Woman in America
  • Author: Marissa Moss Andrea U'Ren
  • ISBN: 9781582463698
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. THE BRAVEST WOMAN IN AMERICA by Marissa Moss and Andrea U'Ren, ill Tricycle Press, July 2011, 32p ISBN: 978-1-58246-369-8"Whoever wrote the book of 1 Timothy claimed to be Paul. But he was lying about that -- he was someone else living after Paul had died. In his book, the author of 1 Timothy used Paul's name and authority to address a problem that he saw in the church. Women were speaking out, exercising authority and teaching men. That had to stop. The author told women to be silent and submis [...]

    2. Stephanie Rice- READ 6252 Informational Picture BooksBook Title: The Bravest Woman In AmericaAuthor: Marissa MossShort Description of the Book: The Bravest Woman In America is about the heroic actions of Ida Lewis. Ida Lewis grew up in Newport, Rhode Island where her father was the lighthouse keeper. Ida and her family were responsible for tending to the lighthouse and helping any struggling sailors arrive on land safely. One night Ida noticed a struggling boat full of young boys lost in the mid [...]

    3. Ida Lewis loved the sea, from the crash of the waves to the bite of the ocean air. When her father got a job as a lighthouse keeper, she was thrilled. He had to cross back and forth twice a day to check the light, and he took Ida with him, teaching her how to row. He also taught her to care for the lamp and how to rescue people without capsizing herself. When Ida turned 15, her family moved out to live next to the lighthouse. Ida dreamed of becoming the keeper herself one day. That day came earl [...]

    4. Moss does a great job of introducing us to Ida, whose greatest passion is the ocean, in all its forms. Her eagerness is demonstrated through her determination to learn to row the boat that takes her father out to the island to check the lighthouse. U'Ren's illustrations beautifully compliment Moss's descriptions by showing the reader Ida's love of the sea and her determination to do whatever it took to help her father run the lighthouse. I love how Moss shows us, Ida's determination and courage [...]

    5. The daughter of a lighthouse keeper in Rhode Island, Ida Lewis loved everything about the sea. Born in 1842 during a time when women had no suffrage, this young woman learned everything she would need to know about being the keeper of a lighthouse as well as maritime rescue work from her father. When her father became too feeble to do his work, Ida took over. In the incident described in this picture book, she was 16 when she rescued four boys whose horseplay caused their boat to capsize. An Aut [...]

    6. I read the book, "The Bravest Woman in America" by, Marissa Moss. This book is about a light house keepers daughter named Ida and how she helps her dad take care of the light house. She also has to help many people who are in danger in the ocean during storms. Ida learns how to help people, and she also learns that she can do scary things. She learns how row out to help someone and stay in control of her boat. She has to learn how to save people in scary situations. Then there is a big storm and [...]

    7. Ida's family lives in a lighthouse and keeps ships safe in the harbor. As a young girl, Ida learns to row a small boat and listens to her father describe how to save someone. As a 15 year old girl, she puts these lessons to use and rescues 4 boys from the cold water, saving their lives. This is an excellent early reader choice and will work with well for students in grades 1 and 2. While I appreciate stories about unsung and every day heroes, I did feel that it was a bit of a stretch to call Ida [...]

    8. Ida Lewis grows up in a lighthouse and her father, the lighthouse keeper, teaches her how to do all the things those manning a lighthouse must know. It comes in handy when a boat of boys gets in trouble near the lighthouse one stormy night.“The boys’ faces were white with cold, their lips blue. One passed out, lying limp on the bottom of the boat.Ida didn’t think. She rowed---harder and faster than she ever had. The waves crashed over her head, tilting the boat along a wall of green and gr [...]

    9. I really like this book. This surprises me because it is a simple sort of book about a not particularly new topic--a young female who lives near a lighthouse and rescues drowning victims. However, something in the storytelling makes me really feel admiration for Ida Lewis, the teenage daughter of a lighthouse keeper who rescued 18-25 lives in her own lifetime. The story emphasizes the idea that a strong and determined girl can do anything. It resonates with the significance of the choices we mak [...]

    10. Ida Lewis joins the growing list of little known or gradually forgotten women who are finding new recognition in the pages of amazing non-fiction picture books. Much like Mary Anning (the young paleontologist on the English coast), Ida's interests, actions, and belief in herself far surpassed society's expectations and limits. Recognized in her own lifetime as a national hero, her name and story slipped away in time. Pair with "Keep the Lights Burning, Abby" by Peter and Connie Roop, for a livel [...]

    11. This picture book is based on the story of Ida Lewis (1842-1911), the Newport, Rhode Island lighthouse keeper who rescued over 18 people during her tenure.Alliteration: “Ida loved the sea. She loved it when it was calm and coppery in the sunlight.” Similes: “She loved it when it was wild with froth like a herd of stampeding horses.” Incredible description: “She loved the crash of the waves, the screech of gulls wheeling overhead, the bite of salt in her nose as she breathed in the ocea [...]

    12. Ida Lewis was the lighthouse keeper at Lime Rock in Newport, RI for most of her life. She rescued at least 18 people and became the first woman to receive the American Cross of Honor and also received the Congressional Life Saving Medal. This book follows Ida during her childhood as the daughter of a lighthouse keeper and her first rescue when she was 16. The precise text includes beautiful sensory images, describing the sea as "wild with froth like a herd of stampeding horses".

    13. I love learning about strong women in history and I had never heard of Ida Lewis before! This book is a great introduction that could spark interest in further reading, while generating quality conversation on its own as well. The illustrations are lovely and the Author's Note contains interesting information. Source notes would have been helpful, but their absence doesn't detract from the book in my opinion.

    14. La historia de Ida Lewis, una niña que amaba el mar y fue la más feliz el día que le dieron el puesto de guardián del faro a su padre, su amor por el mar la llevaría a ser conocida como la mujer más valiente de América, en una época (1850) en que las mujeres no eran reconocidas por su trabajo y no tenían derechos, donde se pensaba que las mujeres no podían ser valientes como los hombres, Ida logró una gran hazaña con solo 16 años y su amor al mar.

    15. I had never heard of Ida Lewis until I read this book. Ida was considered the bravest woman in America for her heroic saving of 18 lives off the coast of Lime Rock. She was honored with the Congressional Life Saving Medal in 1874. This book is based on the events of her life, which makes it historical fiction. I think this promotes female heroes and would give students inspiration to research different types of people.

    16. This story documents the courageous work of Ida Lewis as the lighthouse keeper of Newport, Rhode Island’s harbor. Awarded two Congressional medals, Ida Lewis saved over 18 lives as she kept watch of the seas off Lime Rock Island.Nice story to introduce lower elementary students to the idea of biography or to discuss how fiction and non-fiction can sometimes look a like and talk about ways to distinguish between them.

    17. I really enjoyed this bio picture book about Ida Lewis. It does a good job of telling the story of a strong girl doing important things. What drove that home is the fact that Ida saves four boys, all by herself. As far as I'm concerned, this is core collection material. Excellent history lesson, empowering message, and beautiful folky illustrations!

    18. Who knew there was a famous woman lighthouse keeper? i certainly didn't. But this lovely picture book tells us about her life, learning to row a boat so well while a teen that she could brave the choppy ocean to rescue trapped sailors. She wasn't allowed to legally own the lighthouse but after her father's illness, she basically ran it while it was still in his name.

    19. A lovely non-fiction picture book about the true story of Ida Lewis (1842 –1911) an American lighthouse keeper who rescued at least 18 people from the seas over a period of 54 years. An inspiring story of a strong and brave woman, and a great history book about the important role of lighthouse keeper during that time.

    20. A nicely written and illustrated biography of a woman who, like Ellen Prentiss Creesy with the "Flying Cloud," should be much better known than she is as one of the most heroic lightkeepers in American history, male or female.

    21. Ida Lewis grew up a lighthouse keeper's daughter until she took the reigns from her ailing father, working for 39 years and officially saving 18 lives. This is a wonderful example of how bravery is not limited to boys. Vivid paintings accompany the text.

    22. This was such an interesting book about Ida Lewis. I'd not heard of her, but her father was a lighthouse keeper. She later replaced him. This took place in the mid 1800s - so this was an unusual for a woman. Illustrations and storytelling are great.

    23. My RHODE ISLAND REPRESENT! feelings may be clouding my judgment, but not much. It is Exciting! Feminist! Poetic but not vomitous! It has fab pictures! One more heroic-teenage-girl-in-a-RI-lighthouse pictorial history book and I get a toaster!

    24. Ida Lewis grew up as the daughter of a Lighthouse Keeper. She learned to row a boat and to rescue people from her father. The story simplifies her life and focuses on one particular rescue, but overall I really enjoyed the book and learning about this incredible woman.

    25. A nicely done children's book telling the tale of famous lightkeeper, Ida Lewis, of Rhode Island. Her rescues and her devotion to keeping her lighthouse lit for the mariners made her one of the most famous lighthouse keeper in the world.

    26. Nice art and interesting on a few different levels. This is great as a story about the functions of lighthouses and what lighthouse keepers do, as well as a tale about a historical female hero.

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