©1994 Patricia Polacco; (P)2007 Penguin Group USA
"History comes to life in this remarkable book." (School Library Journal)
Somehow I did not expect it to end like that. My mother has always made a point of reading Patricia Polacco stories to us as kids and like many out there we have cried, laughed and smiled at her tales of growing up and the struggles that she faced. I admit this was an unexpected listen and one that I think people of all ages should remember to enjoy.
This is far the best book I've ever read my teacher cryed when read it to us
This true story is beautifully told.
It made the Civil War more personal for my students.
I only gave the reading 4 stars because I thought Hollings could have varied his voice more for the different characters.
The story was quite moving, even for my "tough" fifth-graders who usually don't want to share a lot of vulnerable feelings.
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