©1994 Patricia Polacco; (P)2007 Penguin Group USA
"History comes to life in this remarkable book." (School Library Journal)
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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