Lindsey couldn't have cared less about the Civil War, let alone a battle reenactment. After all, who cares about a boring old war that happened more than a hundred years ago?
And then she meets Willie -- but he's not just another kid, he's actually Willie Lincoln, and he's traveled back to the present to explain exactly what the Civil War was really about.
He takes Lindsey by the hand and leads her on a tour like no other as they witness heated debates about abolition, secession, and patriotism. They visit Fort Sumter as the war is declared, witness bloody battles like Bull Run and Gettysburg unfold before them, and then watch General Lee's surrender to Grant at the Appomattox Court House. And just when Lindsey thinks this gruesome, terrible war is all over, she watches with terror as the tragic assassination of President Abraham Lincoln occurs right before her eyes.
Filled with detailed maps, glossaries, biographies, and dynamic, glorious illustrations, Ghosts of the Civil War brings this monumental era in American history fully alive. It's a journey that Lindsey -- and every reader along with her -- will never forget.
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Cheryl Harness is an author/illustrator, speaker, sometime sculptor, and harmonica player. She has created many acclaimed historical picture books, including Ghosts of the White House, Ghosts of the 20th Century, Mark Twain and the Queens of Mississippi, and Three Young Pilgrims. She lives in Independence, Missouri, with her basset hound, Ruby; her Scottie, Maude; and her cat, Irene.From School Library Journal:
Gr 2-4-Young Lindsey, bored and cranky as she visits a Civil War reenactment with her parents, is transported back in time when she meets the ghost of Willie Lincoln. Starting with the arrival of the first slaves in 1619, Willie explains the origins of the war and its history. Using highly detailed, captioned paintings, sidebars, and annotated maps, Harness imparts a great deal of information on each spread. In fact, there is no white space in the entire book. The excellent-quality artwork and hand-lettered captions were created using watercolor, ink, and colored pencil. The major battles and campaigns of the war are described, as are political events such as the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. The story concludes with the assassination of President Lincoln, who, reunited with his beloved Willie, sends Lindsey back to her waiting parents. The final pages of the book include biographical sketches of the major figures, a large map summarizing the battles and troop movements, pictures of the various flags, and a list of wartime firsts. This book, while chock-full of information, is nearly impossible to read aloud to a group and may miss its target audience. Younger readers, attracted by the pictures, will be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information. Older children who would benefit from the detailed presentation may be wary of the easy format and the contrived fictional framework. Still, this is a good choice for elementary students with strong reading skills who are studying the period, visiting a reenactment or battlefield, or interested in the War Between the States.
Rita Hunt Smith, Hershey Public Library, PA
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Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. F. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0689831358
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing January 2002, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. FIRST EDITION hardcover; THIS IS A NEW BOOK! Very good condition. dust jacket has a 2 inch slit; gift quality. very clean and bright pages; Book has almost no shelfwear; tight spine; Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Codice libro della libreria 20090625108689
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Harness, Cheryl (illustratore). First Printing. DJ is protected by Brodart mylar. Signed by Author/Illustrator. Codice libro della libreria 6555
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0689831358
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110689831358