Gena K. Gorrell is an editor and author living in Toronto. Her works of non-fiction include North Star to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad and Catching Fire: The Story of Firefighting. She is a member of the auxiliary police and an expert diver. From the Hardcover edition.
"This highly readable and well-researched biography does an excellent job of integrating the social and medical conditions of Nightingale's time...Gorrell succeeds in separating myth from reality, smoothly crafting a picture of a gifted individual who was also wholly human." -School Library Journal "This fascinating book is filled with little-known facts, photographs and drawings of Nightingale's personal life, and descriptions of her era's social mores and medical profession, all of which make her achievements more astounding." -Voya "Lively and highly readable." -Booklist "Accessible, inspiring, and packed with unusual facts, this book will find its way into the heart and soul of many readers, both young and old." -Quill & Quire "Heart and Soul is one of those treasures that should not be allowed to gather dust on a library shelf. Well-written, informative and interesting, it will appeal to anyone thinking about a career in nursing as well as rouse the curiosity of future history majors." -Children's Book Review Service ..".a rich social history of Victorian England and a distinctly feminist picture of the life of an extraordinary woman..." -Houston Chronicle "A compelling biography of a woman who, against innumerable odds, established nursing as an honorable and dignified profession." -Sunday Times "A perfect library reference book, and a great read for anyone interested in nursing or Victorian history." -Bookselling This Week - Kids' Pick of the List Listed by the Globe and Mail as one of the best kids' books of 2000 From the Hardcover edition.