Louise Borden is a lifelong reader and traveler as well as a former bookstore owner. She is the author of thirty books for children including Ski Soldier- A World War II Biography; The Journey that Saved Curious George; and Baseball Is . Louise has spoken in hundreds of schools across America and lives with her husband, Peter in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit louiseborden.com.
"Discover the true story behind the man who coined the phrase
full speed ahead...Boasting maps, portraits, and some solid
narrative verse, the book will be of interest to kids passionate
about 19th-century naval warfare...(and) is a helpful resource for
educators and librarians looking to fill out their Civil War
collections....ably describes one man's contribution to U.S. naval
"Borden's free-verse text reads quickly and smoothly, drawing readers into [David] Farragut's story...The use of quotes within the narrative is quite effective, and the illustrations, showcased in a handsome, large-format volume, include portraits, paintings of ships at sea, documents, and photos...A well-researched biographical account of remarkable man." -Booklist