This is an excellent book, bringing the Civil War into a sharp focus for mid to late elementary students. Hunt provides ample detail to give the reader a clear picture of the battles/skirmishes, life of the soldier, and life of those left behind as their husbands/brothers/sons went off to fight. However, the detail is provided in a tasteful manner without including the full attrocities of the battles themselves. This book really brought home the lessons that the Civil War had/has to teach us. And the manner in which it was done was engaging and thought-provoking. It is a must read for all kids studying the Civil War as it goes beyond mere dates and names to really bring the reader alongside the characters.
The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.
My fourth grade teacher first read this book to me and back then I couldn't comprehend the struggle and the irony associated with this time and the war. This book takes place during the Civil War and it involves a family who is divided. Some family members are fighting for the South and some family members are fighting for the North.
This book will make eveyone young and old think.
This is a really good historical novel about boy durring the American Civil War. This comming of age novel was givin to me when I was in Middle School and I think I read it twice in one month.
Very good account of the effects of the Civil War on young people and communities.
The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. "This is a beautifully written book, filled with bloodshed, hate, and tears, but also with love, loyalty, and compassion with unforgettable characters, with ideas and implications that have meanings for young people today." - Chicago Tribune
An unusual and compelling treatment of the American Civil War from the perspective of a thirteen-year-old living on the southern edge of a northern border state.
A classic on the Civil War. A must read.
a must read book set in the civil war time period
Excellent book for a civil war unit study.
Excellent historical fiction of the Civil War! Highly recommend.
"An impressive book both as a historically authenticated Civil War novel and as a beautifully written family story....The realistic treatment of the intricate emotional conflicts within a border-state family is superb. The details of battles and compaigns are deftly integrated into letters and conversations, and the characters are completely convincing." UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Fanastic read... classic Civil War novel - great read aloud. Newbery Honor Winner
A newberry medal honor book. A sure classic written in the time of the Civil War.
This is a Newbery Medal Honor Book about a young man who comes of age during the Civil War. Suitable for teenagers.
Newberry Medal Honor Book
Great book, have somehow wound up with two copies of it though!