Book Reviews of My Brother's Keeper: Virginia's Civil War Diary, Book One (My America)

My Brother's Keeper: Virginia's Civil War Diary, Book One (My America)
My Brother's Keeper Virginia's Civil War Diary Book One - My America
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN-13: 9780439153072
ISBN-10: 0439153077
Publication Date: 6/1/2000
Pages: 109
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed My Brother's Keeper: Virginia's Civil War Diary, Book One (My America) on + 148 more book reviews
Great, if your kids are interested in or like history.
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My daughter loved this book, though she somehow ended up with three copies.
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enjoyed it very much
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We love the My America books. My children read this for a study on the Civil War.
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This book was something that I didnt feel attached to the characters as I do the ones I do in the Dear America series.

To me the character Virginia never really changed throughout the story. Maybe that is why the story is more then one part. She seems to try and change but instead just whines through the book.

The way it was written did not seem to connect to me as a reader. Yes the little girl is writing to amuse herself as her brother taught her but it should be a flowing story as well. I just do not feel that it did flow freely as it should.

In the end I just felt it was a generic version of the Dear America series.
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Another in the great series of historical stories for kids. My dd's loved them.