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The Big, Bold, Adventurous Life of Lavinia Warren

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Lavinia Warren never let her height—or the lack of it—prevent her from leading a full and adventurous life. Although she never grew more than three feet tall, she became a beloved teacher, a world traveler, an entertainer and the friend of many powerful figures.  Contains additional material on Tom Thumb Weddings, readers' questions, time line, and notes and bibliography, this is sure to be a valuable title for adventurous middle-grade readers.


Chosen by the Children's Book Council as a Notable Social Studies Book, 2018.


8/1/18—Kirkus Reviews, "[An] engaging tale of an unusual and spirited woman."


9/1/18 -- Midwest Book Review, "The Big, Bold, Adventurous Life of Lavinia Warren by Elizabeth Raum is an unreservedly recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library biography collections for young readers ages 8 to 12.