This delightful children's book is based on Ann McKenzie, a real girl who lived in 18th-century Williamsburg. Nine-year-old Ann needs to start behaving like a proper young lady, learning to knit, cook, and manage a household, but she would rather assist her father, Dr. McKenzie, with his patients. Historical notes on Williamsburg, childhood, and medicine in the colonial period are incorporated in the story. By award-winning author Joan Lowery Nixon.
- Young Americans Book SeriesColonial Williamsburg Children Tell Their Stories
- Historical Fiction
- Recipe Included
- Grades 4-6
- 160 pages
- Teacher and Student Approved
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Book Review - Ann's Story
My granddaughters are very excited about this book after receiving Marie's Story previously.
Ann's Story: 1747
A great story about a an eight-year-old girl who wanted to be a doctor, but in her era, it was not possible. I like the educational pages separate from the story that tell the reader about Williamsburg's history . The story tells of a girl and her family living in Williamsburg in 1747, and uses accurate historical facts as to how a family may have lived at that time. Nice story.