➻ Ann's Story: 1747 Free ➱ Author Joan Lowery Nixon – Thomashillier.co.uk

Ann's Story: 1747 Ann McKenzie Loves Living In Williamsburg All Of Her Family And Friends Are Nearby, And There S Always Something Exciting Happening In The Colonial Capital Now That She S 9 Years Old, It S Time For Ann To Start Acting Like A Proper Young Woman, Learning How To Knit, To Cook, And To Manage A Household She Prefers Assisting Her Father, Dr McKenzie, With His Patients And Working In His Apothecary Ann Knows It S Unheard Of For A Woman To Be A Doctor But There Must Be Some Way For Her To Care For People In The Way Her Father Does.


10 thoughts on “Ann's Story: 1747

  1. says:

    This is a satisfactorily written story, intended for children, about a child What stuck with me most when I read it was the strong feminist messages, which could get preachy at times The author pointed out a time in American history when women definitely needed liberation from the strict cultural codes that kept them from pursuing careers they could have been passionate about, had they been given the chance I just think a nine year old has other things on her mind than how much she wants to b This is a satisfactorily written story, intended for children, about a child What stuck with me most when I read it was the strong feminist messages, which could get preachy at times The author pointed out a time in American history when women definitely needed liberation from the strict cultural codes that kept them from pursuing careers they could have been passionate about, had they been given the chance I just think a nine year old has other things on her mind than how much she wants to be a doctor and how unfair it is that society won t let her Yes, she thinks about that, but she also plays games and thinks about her friends and does, you know, CHILD things Ann s age also made these messages less compelling than they would have been with an older character Oh no, a third grader can t be a doctor What does a nine year old really know about her adult passion anyway I think when I was nine I still wanted to be a famous person.The last problem was that the ending view spoiler pretty much nullifies all these messages that the whole book is structured to grind into your head The epilogue reveals that Ann doesn t end up becoming a doctor, or even a midwife She takes care of her husband and son, just the way her parents said she would. It seems to say that they were right women aren t meant to pursue careers When you re older you ll realize that women are really meant to be housewives It s the only place they find fulfillment hide spoiler We got a hundred page crash course on Why Women in the Eighteenth Century Need Feminism To Meet Their Pre pubescent Hearts Goals and then the ending was like, Nah, never mind.Now that all sounds bad I did enjoy reading this book I admire Ann s tenacity and the way she view spoiler took such good care of her family when they all got sick hide spoiler But I left with the feeling that the author really wanted to right a book about feminism, not about a little girl And then the author shot herself in the foot with the ending So that was nice


  2. says:

    gr 4 6 117 pgs1747, Williamsburg, VA 9 year old Ann is always getting into trouble Her mother is always telling her that she must act like a lady, but Ann helping her father, a doctor While her father sometimes lets her help, he reminds Ann that only men can be doctors When smallpox comes to Williamsburg, it is up to Ann to help when her family becomes ill.Great story The very beginning and ending of the story are set in present day with two girls visiting Williamsburg on a school trip, but gr 4 6 117 pgs1747, Williamsburg, VA 9 year old Ann is always getting into trouble Her mother is always telling her that she must act like a lady, but Ann helping her father, a doctor While her father sometimes lets her help, he reminds Ann that only men can be doctors When smallpox comes to Williamsburg, it is up to Ann to help when her family becomes ill.Great story The very beginning and ending of the story are set in present day with two girls visiting Williamsburg on a school trip, but the majority of the story is set during 1700s


  3. says:

    it was pretty good it helped me understand what the interpreters were doing after I visited williamsburg.


  4. says:

    1 20 2014


  5. says:

    I think this was a good historical fiction book for elementary aged readers It depicted Williamsburg in a very realistic way.