The Story of Edith Cavell by Iris Vinton

The Story of Edith Cavell

By Iris Vinton
Level 7

Beautifully written and based on the life of the real, inspiring heroine, The Story of Edith Cavell sweeps readers through Edith’s character-building childhood and into World War I, as she creates and operates Belgium’s first school of nursing despite the country being ruthlessly occupied. Edith becomes a key figure in the dangerous Belgian Underground and is subsequently caught and tried for high treason.

“At The Good and the Beautiful, our goal is not to help children love reading; our goal is to help children love reading the very best of literature–books like The Story of Edith Cavell. We are here to help you steer children away from books that promote low-character and are only about fast-paced, self-centered fun, and steer children toward high-quality books that are filled with light, strength, and beauty.” —Jenny Phillips

This book is a suggested read-aloud for The Good and the Beautiful History Year 2 Course.

This book is retired from The Good and the Beautiful Library.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Belgium, Europe
Period World War I
Genre Biography, Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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