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Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers | [Gary Paulsen]

Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers

Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart. Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen. In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War.
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Publisher's Summary

Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart. Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen. In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War.

©2011 Gary Paulsen; ©2012 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"A stark, utterly persuasive novel of combat life in the Civil War that may well challenge generations of middle-school readers." (The New York Times)

"Paulsen's storytelling is so psychologically true that readers will feel they have lived through Charley's experience." (Publishers Weekly)

"The nightmare of the Civil War comes to the pages in this novel from Paulsen...based on the real-life experiences of a young enlistee." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    "Not all wounds are visible"

    "Soldier's Heart" was the term assigned to Civil War battle weary soldiers, and those who survived the horrors of war, only to relive such battles in nightmares and intrusive thoughts. 2,500 years previously Soldier's Heart was recognized in the Book of Job (22-32 NIV) and called "Mark of the Sword."

    Not all wounds are visible, and the name for such wounds would be called by different names: WWI, Shell Shock; WWII and Korean War, Combat Fatigue; Vietnam War, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Like a "Rose by any other name" (Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet), Gary Paulsen's "Soldier's Heart" paints the Civil War battlefield's in the close up and personal savagery that can inflict a life-long invisible wound that truly changes a warrior.

    Donald Poss

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