Growing up, I had to chew on dry history snippets crammed into textbooks. Boring. Dull. Lifeless. I hated history. Yet, when I read books set in the past, or went to see reenactments, or touched items from long ago, a passion stirred. I loved history!
As a homeschool mama, I am thankful for companies that bring history alive. Golden Prairie Press is one such company. Amy Puetz (pronounced Pitts) has some wonderful history resources. One of those is Ten Girls From History.
Ten Girls From History was originally written in 1917 by Kate Dickinson Sweetser. Amy Puetz edited the book for today’s audience while preserving the original feel of the book. Each story gives you a taste of their lives, and leaves you wanting to read more about your favorite girls or young women.
My daughter (16) and I enjoyed the stories. A couple were a little slow, but still interesting enough. Some of my favorites are Molly Pitcher, Madeleine De Vercheres, and Ida Lewis. We both agreed that some of these women had sad endings to their lives, and we sort of wished we didn’t know. Overall, we’re glad we read about them. My son (13) is still reading, and has enjoyed some of the stories more than others.
You can view the table of contents and read sample pages for Ten Girls From History on her website. The book is available as an Ebook (EPUB for Nook, MOBI for Kindle, and PDF), Audio Book (listen to a sample), or printed book. Currently, there is a back to school sale on her website. Hurry because the sale ends September 1, 2012.
Amy Puetz is a homeschool graduate, a self-taught historian, and a servant of Jesus Christ. History has been a passion for her since childhood. While suffering from a chronic illness (fibromyalgia), the Lord led her to start an online business, which would allow her to work from home. Over the last few years her health has greatly improved allowing her more opportunities of traveling for her business. In her spare time she enjoys sewing and reading. You can read more about her on her Media page.
In addition to her books, you can find a free Heroines of the Past Bible Study (left side of her website), Heroines of the Past Ezine(check out the archives), and other free resources (also on the left side of her website).
If you’d like to read more reviews for this, and other books by Golden Prairie Press, take a look at the TOS Review Crew page. You’ll find a link to all the reviews at the bottom of the page.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. You can read my full disclosure policy here.