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Librarian's Note: an alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here. She gave up everything: her home, her possessions, even her real name. She called herself Peace Pilgrim, put on her sneakers, and started off on her quest to walk thousands of miles all around America. Step by step, mile after mile, Peace Pilgrim traveled tirelessly, inviting everyone she met to consider Librarian's Note: an alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here. She gave up everything: her home, her possessions, even her real name. She called herself Peace Pilgrim, put on her sneakers, and started off on her quest to walk thousands of miles all around America. Step by step, mile after mile, Peace Pilgrim traveled tirelessly, inviting everyone she met to consider a world where each person and each nation chooses peace. This true story about a little-known woman who sacrificed everything for her convictions inspires us to step out for what we believe in, gathering others to join us along the way.


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Librarian's Note: an alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here. She gave up everything: her home, her possessions, even her real name. She called herself Peace Pilgrim, put on her sneakers, and started off on her quest to walk thousands of miles all around America. Step by step, mile after mile, Peace Pilgrim traveled tirelessly, inviting everyone she met to consider Librarian's Note: an alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here. She gave up everything: her home, her possessions, even her real name. She called herself Peace Pilgrim, put on her sneakers, and started off on her quest to walk thousands of miles all around America. Step by step, mile after mile, Peace Pilgrim traveled tirelessly, inviting everyone she met to consider a world where each person and each nation chooses peace. This true story about a little-known woman who sacrificed everything for her convictions inspires us to step out for what we believe in, gathering others to join us along the way.

30 review for Walking Toward Peace: The True Story of a Brave Woman Called Peace Pilgrim

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lisa (not getting friends updates) Vegan

    I read an advance copy paperback uncorrected proof, won at LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. Wow! I’m so glad that this book is out there. It’s a lovely story and an important story. I found it inspirational. I had known nothing about this woman. As far as the execution I did really like it but it’s a very straightforward account about what happened. The author’s note at the end did give me the information I was wanting as I read it but I would have loved even more, including maybe a I read an advance copy paperback uncorrected proof, won at LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. Wow! I’m so glad that this book is out there. It’s a lovely story and an important story. I found it inspirational. I had known nothing about this woman. As far as the execution I did really like it but it’s a very straightforward account about what happened. The author’s note at the end did give me the information I was wanting as I read it but I would have loved even more, including maybe a timeline and a bit of information about Peace Pilgrim’s earlier years, some of which at least is in the author’s note. I guess I understand why the book proper included only what it did. This is one time (of many times) that I wish the author’s note was in the front vs. the back of the book. Yes, I could have and probably should have read it first but generally I read every page of books and front to back. Her sacrifice of giving up money and comfort, etc. are mentioned, but I think that she got more than she gave up. She had the satisfaction of doing something important and of meeting many new people some of whom became friends, not to mention the amazing fitness she must have had from all that walking. (view spoiler)[ I was sad to read that she died prematurely due to a car crash during her seventh pilgrimage. She wasn’t done with her work when she died. Her pilgrimages went from 1953 at age 44 to 1981, age 72. This woman’s work corresponded with the first few decades of my life. I’m always amazed by how much happens during my lifetime of which I’m unaware until I learn, or I know often don’t learn, about it. (hide spoiler)] Overall, I loved the illustrations with their colors and their detail. I liked everything about them except for sometimes the depiction of people’ eyes, which sometimes worked for me and sometimes did not at all. Recommended for young activists, those interested in history, readers concerned with women and their accomplishments, those curious about long distance walking and living for a cause, and also most picture book readers. ETA: In the back of the book, it lists the official website for Peace Pilgrim and it has informative links. https://www.peacepilgrim.org/ My friend Margie sent this link to get the book Peace Pilgrim wrote (and she has a pamphlet): https://www.peacepilgrim.org/free-off...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Marti

    Walking Toward Peace by Kathleen Krull is a children’s nonfiction read aloud book. The story is about a woman who called herself, Peace Pilgrim. In 1953, Mildred Norman started to walk for peace. She considered war the greatest evil of the time. She walked across the country stopping when asked to speak at churches, schools or other places. She carried no money and survived on the charity of people, sleeping wherever she could and sharing her message. The story of Mildred Norman as shared in thi Walking Toward Peace by Kathleen Krull is a children’s nonfiction read aloud book. The story is about a woman who called herself, Peace Pilgrim. In 1953, Mildred Norman started to walk for peace. She considered war the greatest evil of the time. She walked across the country stopping when asked to speak at churches, schools or other places. She carried no money and survived on the charity of people, sleeping wherever she could and sharing her message. The story of Mildred Norman as shared in this children’s book is wonderful. The Annie Bowler’s illustrations simply stated the message, showing a woman who walked everyday with everyone she encountered. Twenty five thousand miles of walking, speaking with people, asking all for peace. Even after her death, her message lived on. She was a 2019 honoree of the National Women’s History Alliance as a Visionary Woman: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence. Walking Toward Peace by Kathleen Krull is a wonderful read aloud book to add to everyone’s library.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    This book is the life story of a woman who walked her way to happiness. She even changed her name to Peace Pilgrim and began to just walk. While walking she would help people wherever she met them. She also was able to sleep and eat with others that she had helped. She was well known throughout the world. This would be a wonderful read aloud book or just a bedtime story for you and your child to read together.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Donna Maguire

    Review to be added to Amazon UK and US on 21st March 2021 - publication day! I had never heard of the Peace Pilgrim until I saw this book! The illustrations are wonderful and they bring her story and mission to life. The book is well written and it was easy to follow and understand. I loved the sense of people coming together and the kindness and support shown as she completed her various pilgrimages. It is 5 stars from me for this one, I thought that the book and he lady herself were fascinating an Review to be added to Amazon UK and US on 21st March 2021 - publication day! I had never heard of the Peace Pilgrim until I saw this book! The illustrations are wonderful and they bring her story and mission to life. The book is well written and it was easy to follow and understand. I loved the sense of people coming together and the kindness and support shown as she completed her various pilgrimages. It is 5 stars from me for this one, I thought that the book and he lady herself were fascinating and it encouraged me to go off and read more about her and what she achieved - very highly recommended and I love books like this that spark an interest for all ages.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Richard Propes

    As a longtime fan of Peace Pilgrim, I was more than a little bit excited to see this short yet nicely done book for children sharing her extraordinary store. "Walking Toward Peace: The True Story of Peace Pilgrim" is a March 2021 release from Flyaway Books written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Annie Bowler. This children's nonfiction title is right about 24 pages long with bold yet warm and immersive illustrations painting a portrait of this mysterious woman who gave up a comfortable life As a longtime fan of Peace Pilgrim, I was more than a little bit excited to see this short yet nicely done book for children sharing her extraordinary store. "Walking Toward Peace: The True Story of Peace Pilgrim" is a March 2021 release from Flyaway Books written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Annie Bowler. This children's nonfiction title is right about 24 pages long with bold yet warm and immersive illustrations painting a portrait of this mysterious woman who gave up a comfortable life in favor of walking well over 25,000 miles with a mission of creating a more peaceful world. Despite being a short book, I was surprised that I actually learned a couple things about Peace Pilgrim along the way and you could feel Krull's obvious affection for her subject matter. It's always surprising to me when people don't know about Peace Pilgrim, whose life would end, sadly but ironically, while in a car in Indiana. She spent many years simply walking across America and gave up nearly all her possessions, her money, and even her identity. For years, she would not even acknowledge her birth name and would simply go by Peace Pilgrim. For peaceful folks, progressive theological types, hippies, lovers of life, and those involved in social justice, this lovely little children's book is an absolute must have. I honestly can't wait to be able to own a copy for myself.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emilee (emileereadsbooks)

    Thanks to NetGalley and Flyaway Books for a free digital copy for my review. An inspiring story about a woman setting out to make her life matter in a quest for peace. A good message for kids on what it looks like to have a goal and go for it for a good reason.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Canadian Reader

    Acclaimed and prolific children’s author Kathleen Krull didn’t live to see the release of her final work, a picture book about Peace Pilgrim, a woman who crossed the United States seven times, even travelling to Canada and Mexico. (The book—at least the edition I read—comes out on March 23, and Krull died in January 2021.) The copyright page identifies the book’s intended audience as children in kindergarten to grade one, but I think this picture-book biography would be better suited to students Acclaimed and prolific children’s author Kathleen Krull didn’t live to see the release of her final work, a picture book about Peace Pilgrim, a woman who crossed the United States seven times, even travelling to Canada and Mexico. (The book—at least the edition I read—comes out on March 23, and Krull died in January 2021.) The copyright page identifies the book’s intended audience as children in kindergarten to grade one, but I think this picture-book biography would be better suited to students in grades two to four, as they have a basic understanding of geography and some notion of war and its human cost. Having said that, I will note that Krull’s book is extremely general, presenting only the vaguest outline of the story of Peace Pilgrim (born Mildred Lizette Norman in 1908). In that regard, it does seem geared to the youngest school-aged kids. According to Krull’s telling, the woman who changed her name to Peace Pilgrim, was once a lover of fancy shoes and clothes. One evening, she was taking a walk in a moonlit forest when she had a sort of epiphany: the way she’d been living her life lacked meaning. She had a brainwave about walking 25,000 miles to spread a message of peace; she would challenge people to reconsider their view of war as just an ordinary part of life. She prepared herself for fifteen years, regularly walking long distances and learning how to survive in the natural landscape. Her first “pilgrimage” began at the Rose Parade in Pasadena California on a New Year’s Day. Krull identifies no dates in this book. Peace Pilgrim is depicted as an older woman in the illustrations, and the images of the cars give a young audience clues that the woman’s journey(s) occurred some years ago. Readers learn a few of the places Peace Pilgrim travelled, that she often spoke at schools and houses of worship, and that she made many friends. People she met along the way generously offered her meals and places to sleep. Other times she slept on beaches, in forests, and, in fact, anywhere that offered shelter. At the end of the book, Krull provides a very short biographical note, which answers a few questions about this unusual woman. The author also lists two sources for further reading. Although attractively accompanied by artist Annie Bowler’s bright but gentle pastel-coloured illustrations, many with circular motifs, the text is a bit too sketchy to be satisfying. I imagine that teachers might find this book useful for presenting and practising the reading strategy of questioning, as there is so much missing from Krull’s account of Peace Pilgrim’s life, including Mildred Norman’s motivation for taking up her itinerant life. This is certainly not my favourite work by Krull. It’s too vague, and, though clearly intended to inspire, the character of the central figure doesn’t really come across on the page. For anyone interested in reading a bit more about Norman’s life, storyteller and archeologist Debra Eve’s website, Later Bloomer, is helpful. There’s a nice piece there about Peace Pilgrim, complete with photographs and her last radio interview: https://laterbloomer.com/peace-pilgrim/

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mutually Inclusive

    In a world that seems so far from peaceful, I’m so glad to have found Walking Toward Peace by Kathleen Krull. This masterful picture book biography tells the story of a little-known activist and spiritual leader who was called Peace Pilgrim. In 1953, Peace Pilgrim gave up everything she owned, including her own name, to spread the message of peace. Before she was Peace Pilgrim, she was a secretary with a busy social life. But she found this life to be unfulfilling. Watching the events of World War In a world that seems so far from peaceful, I’m so glad to have found Walking Toward Peace by Kathleen Krull. This masterful picture book biography tells the story of a little-known activist and spiritual leader who was called Peace Pilgrim. In 1953, Peace Pilgrim gave up everything she owned, including her own name, to spread the message of peace. Before she was Peace Pilgrim, she was a secretary with a busy social life. But she found this life to be unfulfilling. Watching the events of World War II, she couldn’t help but think that the world needed more peace. So she dedicated years of her life to preparing to walk twenty-five thousand miles across America spreading the message of peace. Peace Pilgrim achieved her goal of twenty-five thousand miles crossing the country seven times and continued walking countless miles for 28 years. In her time walking, she saw the Korean War, the Cold War, and The Vietnam War, but she never gave up on spreading the message of peace. She became a public speaker, sharing her message at schools and churches, and continued speaking until she died at the age of seventy-two. Walking Toward Peace is a powerful lesson in conviction and being the change you wish to see in the world. The back matter contains more detailed information about Peace Pilgrim’s life for readers who are interested in learning more. I also loved the illustrations by Annie Bowler and the way they capture Peace Pilgrim’s journey, and all the wonderful friends she met along the way. Kathleen Krull was a children’s book author who wrote over 100 books, including Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez and No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I am very sad to say that she passed away in January. She leaves behind an ample collection of work for young readers to continue to see history through her eyes. To learn more about Kathleen Krull and her work, please visit her website at www.kathleenkrull.com. Annie Bowler is an illustrator and art teacher based in Washington D.C. To learn more about her and her work, please visit her website at www.anniebowler.com. Many thanks to Flyaway Books for sending me a review copy of this magnificent book. I am honored to be able to share both Kathleen Krull’s final work and Peace Pilgrim's story with my readers today. Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads | Storygraph

  9. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    Before reading this nonfiction picture book, I’d never heard of Mildred Lisette Norman, someone very worthy of being spotlighted. Walking Toward Peace tells of Norman’s inspiring personal transformation. When one day she had an epiphany that she wanted “a life that mattered,” she made drastic changes, going from someone who lived a cushy, insulated life full of many material comforts to its opposite. Norman was fervently anti-war and so determined to spread the message of peace that she changed Before reading this nonfiction picture book, I’d never heard of Mildred Lisette Norman, someone very worthy of being spotlighted. Walking Toward Peace tells of Norman’s inspiring personal transformation. When one day she had an epiphany that she wanted “a life that mattered,” she made drastic changes, going from someone who lived a cushy, insulated life full of many material comforts to its opposite. Norman was fervently anti-war and so determined to spread the message of peace that she changed her name to “Peace Pilgrim” and embarked on a stunning journey on foot from the East Coast to the West Coast of America, promoting peace and speaking to anyone who’d listen. She made it to all fifty states, averaging twenty-five miles a day, and criss-crossed the country seven times. In total, she walked for twenty-seven years. I adored Walking Toward Peace. It’s written in a simple and engaging way, with bright, cheerful illustrations and just enough text on each page to hold a child’s attention. I felt genuine joy as I read each page and was really moved by the time I finished. This story comes to children’s literature at a time of unapologetic materialism and privilege, usually made worse by blissful obliviousness to this materialism and privilege. Norman was not oblivious. What makes her story so remarkable is, on the obvious level, her actual walking, promotion of peace, and personal renunciation of materialism. But what’s so remarkable on the less obvious level is that Norman reflected on her life honestly and, when she identified something troubling, actually changed it. Walking Toward Peace isn't preachy--it doesn’t promote anti-materialism and anti-war sentiment outright--but by tying these messages to the story of Peace Pilgrim, it packs a punch nevertheless. Walking Toward Peace is clearly just a taste of a very involved story, and its only drawback is that it leaves some unanswered questions about the practical logistics of Peace Pilgrim’s journey. The book explains that she carried only a few personal possessions, all in her pockets, but I wondered many things, such as how she managed to wash her clothes and where she sought shelter in inclement weather. A page at the end presents additional information about this extraordinary woman that will pique interest in finding out even more. NOTE: I received this as an Advanced Reader Copy from Goodreads in March 2021.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Maura

    **3 and 1/2 stars** I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This biography is a great introduction to the woman known as Peace Pilgrim. Her’s is an important story to be told and I was surprised I’d never heard of her before. Peace Pilgrim prepared for years to walk twenty-five thousand miles across the country to spread a message of peace and non-violence. It was amazing that she accomplished this by walking alo **3 and 1/2 stars** I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This biography is a great introduction to the woman known as Peace Pilgrim. Her’s is an important story to be told and I was surprised I’d never heard of her before. Peace Pilgrim prepared for years to walk twenty-five thousand miles across the country to spread a message of peace and non-violence. It was amazing that she accomplished this by walking alone and relying on the kindness of strangers she met along the way. Her story would make a great introduction to a lesson on social justice or activism. It also illustrates how one person can make a difference. I do wish there was a timeline of her life and walks because those blanks aren’t filled in until the author’s note at the end. But the author’s note does a great job of explaining who Peace Pilgrim was and where you can find more information about her.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    I received an electronic ARC from Flyaway Books through NetGalley. Krull offers a biography of Peace Pilgrim for elementary level readers. At the beginning, readers see her life prior to her decision to make pilgrimages across the United States. She committed to walking cross country to share her message of peace. Peace Pilgrim chose to speak to anyone who was willing to listen and made several journeys around the US as well as spending some time in Canada and Mexico. She was still journeying whe I received an electronic ARC from Flyaway Books through NetGalley. Krull offers a biography of Peace Pilgrim for elementary level readers. At the beginning, readers see her life prior to her decision to make pilgrimages across the United States. She committed to walking cross country to share her message of peace. Peace Pilgrim chose to speak to anyone who was willing to listen and made several journeys around the US as well as spending some time in Canada and Mexico. She was still journeying when she was killed in a car accident. The illustrations offer glimpses into her life. The text is simple to follow for younger readers. A great read aloud to begin dialogue about passion and commitment to a cause as well as discussions about changing world situations.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Beautiful pictures accompany straight forward text about Peace Pilgrim and her life story. Obviously, as a short picture book, this is just an introduction to her, but it paints a nice picture of her efforts and adventures. There's an author's note in the back with more information, including dates and her real name. This is an age appropriate introduction to social activism, even if it's not realistic for most of us to leave our lives and just walk all over the country without money or connecti Beautiful pictures accompany straight forward text about Peace Pilgrim and her life story. Obviously, as a short picture book, this is just an introduction to her, but it paints a nice picture of her efforts and adventures. There's an author's note in the back with more information, including dates and her real name. This is an age appropriate introduction to social activism, even if it's not realistic for most of us to leave our lives and just walk all over the country without money or connections.A solid offering and conversation starter for ages 5+. Disclaimer: I received a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Nourishedbybooks

    This gives a touching insight into journey of the peace pilgrim Mildred Lisette Norman. This book makes the pilgrimage really accessible to children, describing Mildred’s thoughts and feelings and the reasons behind her pilgrimage. The text highlights many acts of kindness from strangers which has remained with me long after finishing the book giving a heartwarming and wholesome feel to the book. There’s a section at the end that details further information about the pilgrimage such as Mildred be This gives a touching insight into journey of the peace pilgrim Mildred Lisette Norman. This book makes the pilgrimage really accessible to children, describing Mildred’s thoughts and feelings and the reasons behind her pilgrimage. The text highlights many acts of kindness from strangers which has remained with me long after finishing the book giving a heartwarming and wholesome feel to the book. There’s a section at the end that details further information about the pilgrimage such as Mildred being arrested on more than one occasion and how her voice added momentum to movements across America. Many thanks to Flyaway books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this lovely book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    This book is a gift to the child and adult inside me. Although I lived during the era that the Peace Pilgrim was active, I was uninformed about her. Walking toward Peace is perfect for its audience, ages 3 to 7, and the story and illustrations are striking. Krull covers the main points of Peace Pilgrim's life in simple, child-appropriate language that is followed by a page with more details and sources. The multicultural illustrations are colorful and detailed, showing movement, crowds of childr This book is a gift to the child and adult inside me. Although I lived during the era that the Peace Pilgrim was active, I was uninformed about her. Walking toward Peace is perfect for its audience, ages 3 to 7, and the story and illustrations are striking. Krull covers the main points of Peace Pilgrim's life in simple, child-appropriate language that is followed by a page with more details and sources. The multicultural illustrations are colorful and detailed, showing movement, crowds of children and adults, and various locations in the US. I highly recommend this book for school, public, and personal libraries.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lydia Wallace

    A great true story of a brave lady that decided at the age of 44 years of age to walk across the United States to promote peace. She gave up her real name, former life, and all the nice processions she was used to so she could try to make a difference around the United States. She met so many different people, ate different foods from hotels, people's homes to fruit off the vine. She slept where she found a spot whether a bench, a couch or the ground. She enjoyed every bit of the adventure. A mu A great true story of a brave lady that decided at the age of 44 years of age to walk across the United States to promote peace. She gave up her real name, former life, and all the nice processions she was used to so she could try to make a difference around the United States. She met so many different people, ate different foods from hotels, people's homes to fruit off the vine. She slept where she found a spot whether a bench, a couch or the ground. She enjoyed every bit of the adventure. A must read. I highly recommend this book. I am going to give this book to the library for their reading group.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    This was a very inspirational book about someone from history that I didn't previously know about, Peace Pilgrim. It is a great non-fiction picture book to teach children about her life, as well as energize them to live a life that has meaning and purpose. How amazing that she abandoned all of her material possessions to influence the world, and that she walked so many thousands of miles! The text is straightforward and the illustrations are engaging, and a biography page about Peace Pilgrim is This was a very inspirational book about someone from history that I didn't previously know about, Peace Pilgrim. It is a great non-fiction picture book to teach children about her life, as well as energize them to live a life that has meaning and purpose. How amazing that she abandoned all of her material possessions to influence the world, and that she walked so many thousands of miles! The text is straightforward and the illustrations are engaging, and a biography page about Peace Pilgrim is included at the back of the book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Elle

    Walking toward Peace tells the true story of Peace Pilgrim, a woman who walked across the US to speak about world peace. This book explores the concept of peace, war, and what an individual can do to help spread a message peace. I had never heard of Peace Pilgrim, but I do admire what she was willing to sacrifice for a cause that was so important to her. This would be good to use when discussing war times in social studies, but it could also be used for geography and even for math as she tracked Walking toward Peace tells the true story of Peace Pilgrim, a woman who walked across the US to speak about world peace. This book explores the concept of peace, war, and what an individual can do to help spread a message peace. I had never heard of Peace Pilgrim, but I do admire what she was willing to sacrifice for a cause that was so important to her. This would be good to use when discussing war times in social studies, but it could also be used for geography and even for math as she tracked her miles walking from coast to coast.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jeanie

    Peace Pilgrim was a woman who gave up everything including her name and gave herself a new name to proclaim her life ambition. To declare peace is a better way. She took over 25,000 steps to spread the message of peace. The illustrations are beautiful and the message is inspiring for young readers. A special thank you to Flyaway books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Marcie

    Thanks to Library Thing Early Reviewers and Flyaway Books for this arc in exchange for an honest review. I had never heard of Peace Pilgrim but think of Kathleen Krull as a master biographer and found this to be a nice biography break book. For older students it will probably lead to investigation of a variety of websites referred to in the sources.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I received an eARC courtesy of Flyaway Books via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I had never heard of the Peace Pilgrim and it is certainly always nice to earn about past activists. My grumble: I do wish there was a timeline to show where she was, how long it took, etc. I think that span of time would be very impactful.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Christa

    Thank you Flyaway books and NetGalley for the ARC of Walking toward Peace. This is a wonderful read and perfect for our current times and Women's History Month. Kathleen Krull does a wonderful job of sharing about Peace Pilgrim's mission and purpose. It is a story that I had never heard and felt it was told wonderfully with beautiful illustrations by Annie Bowler. Thank you Flyaway books and NetGalley for the ARC of Walking toward Peace. This is a wonderful read and perfect for our current times and Women's History Month. Kathleen Krull does a wonderful job of sharing about Peace Pilgrim's mission and purpose. It is a story that I had never heard and felt it was told wonderfully with beautiful illustrations by Annie Bowler.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Becky McGregor

    Peace Pilgrim..... I had never heard of her until this book. The story of this lady is quite remarkable and I found the illustrations to be beautiful. The books is a great reminder of the impact one person can have in the world. Giving your comfortable life up to walk around the country and spread the word of peace and love.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    A beautiful true story about the power of one woman's voice and her commitment to spreading peace. I hadn't heard of Peace Pilgrim, but I always enjoy reading the stories of little-known women doing good and this story of kindness feels relevant now. Annie Bowler's illustrations colorfully bring her story to life. A beautiful true story about the power of one woman's voice and her commitment to spreading peace. I hadn't heard of Peace Pilgrim, but I always enjoy reading the stories of little-known women doing good and this story of kindness feels relevant now. Annie Bowler's illustrations colorfully bring her story to life.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Gail

    I received an advanced reader copy from NetGalley for my honest review. I had never heard of Peace Pilgrim before reading this story. I was amazed that she gave up everything to walk across America spreading the message of Peace while I was growing up. I don’t recall any tv or newspapers reporting on Peace Pilgrim. Her message is still important today.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lloyd Cruz

    Reading a good story like this one, I suggest you join NovelStar’s writing competition this April. If you are interested kindly check this link https://www.facebook.com/104455574751... for the mechanics of the writing contest this April and also, I am sharing your book in Facebook to help reach readers. Thank you Reading a good story like this one, I suggest you join NovelStar’s writing competition this April. If you are interested kindly check this link https://www.facebook.com/104455574751... for the mechanics of the writing contest this April and also, I am sharing your book in Facebook to help reach readers. Thank you

  26. 4 out of 5

    Angel Mayumi

    I really enjoyed reading your book. I read enthusiastically and understood the story. ... If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bob

    I like how the main characters met each other, I love the plot and everything about this book. Good job writer! If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

  28. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Stories of pacifists are not always told in a way that captures the interest of young readers. This picture book uses details like Peace Pilgrim's goal of walking twenty-five thousand miles, preparing for her trip by learning to forage for food, and the fact that she never carried any money to arouse curiosity. The illustration of a giant crayon tracing a path across the United States is the perfect image to show how she visualized her journey. The ways she immersed herself in "good thoughts and Stories of pacifists are not always told in a way that captures the interest of young readers. This picture book uses details like Peace Pilgrim's goal of walking twenty-five thousand miles, preparing for her trip by learning to forage for food, and the fact that she never carried any money to arouse curiosity. The illustration of a giant crayon tracing a path across the United States is the perfect image to show how she visualized her journey. The ways she immersed herself in "good thoughts and good actions every day" offer examples for others to follow. Illustrations of the areas she traveled through and the people she met help to show how large and varied our country is. The diversity of the children and families she visits also help to underscore the universality of her message. Great for classes looking for positive role models, or parents looking for strong female heroes.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Felicia

    This was a great read! I can't wait to share with my niece and nephew. This was a great read! I can't wait to share with my niece and nephew.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brittany Sky

    I had never heard of Peace Pilgrim before. I loved hearing her story and her message. The art is whimsical and diverse. I loved the encouragement given to readers to participate in peace.

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