Mary on horseback: three mountain stories

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Dial Books for Young Readers,
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1st ed.
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IL: LG - BL: 4.2 - AR Pts: 1
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When John's pa has his leg crushed riding timber down the tumbling streams to the mill, the granny woman can't help. If he loses his leg, the entire family will suffer because he won't be able to work. Luckily it's eastern Kentucky in the early years of this century, and Mary Breckinridge has arrived on horseback to help.

When a mountain man loses his wife, he takes his twin babies and young daughter Pearl, who has stopped talking, down the mountain to Wendover, the care facility that Mary Breckinridge established to provide medical services for people in 700 square-miles of wilderness.

When a young nurse from Scotland seeks adventure and a chance to use her nursing skills, she applies for a job with Mary and spends most of the rest of her life on horseback, following the mountain trails to provide vaccines, medicines, and care in the Frontier Nursing Service.

Here, through the skillfully told stories of three lives which were changed forever, a portrait of a courageous, self-assured, determined woman emerges. She is Mary Breckinridge, who through her pioneering Frontier Nursing Service, saved more lives than Clara Barton and Fl

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Grouped Work ID 9173ae4e-8b41-1853-ba63-6cc4a7dc3a85
Grouping Title mary on horseback three mountain
Grouping Author wells rosemary
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-27 04:47:02AM
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display_description Tells the stories of three families who were helped by the work of Mary Breckinridge, the first nurse to go into the Appalachian Mountains and give medical care to the isolated inhabitants. Includes an afterword with facts about Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service she founded.
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subject_facet Breckinridge, Mary, -- 1881-1965 -- Juvenile literature, Frontier Nursing Service, Inc. -- Juvenile literature, Medical care -- Kentucky -- History -- Juvenile literature, Nurses -- Juvenile literature, Nurses -- Kentucky -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography
title_display Mary on horseback : three mountain stories
title_full Mary on horseback : three mountain stories / Rosemary Wells ; pictures by Peter McCarty
title_short Mary on horseback :
title_sub three mountain stories
topic_facet Breckinridge, Mary, History, Medical care, Nurses, Women