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The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

Tarshis, Lauren (Book - 2013 )
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The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
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"It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything changes: Corporal Henry Green brings Thomas and Birdie back to his regiment, and suddenly it feels like they've found a new home. Best of all, they don't have to find their way north alone--they're marching with the army. But then orders come through: the men are called to battle in Pennsylvania. Thomas has made it so far... but does he have what it takes to survive Gettysburg?"--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Tarshis, Lauren
Title: The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c2013
Characteristics: 89 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson
Notes: Includes "a trip back in time, questions and answers about the civil war, and more''
Summary: "It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything changes: Corporal Henry Green brings Thomas and Birdie back to his regiment, and suddenly it feels like they've found a new home. Best of all, they don't have to find their way north alone--they're marching with the army. But then orders come through: the men are called to battle in Pennsylvania. Thomas has made it so far... but does he have what it takes to survive Gettysburg?"--P. [4] of cover.
Additional Contributors: Dawson, Scott
ISBN: 9780545459365
0545459362
Branch Call Number: j TARSHIS 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 Juvenile fiction Child slaves America History Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Child slaves
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It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier and everything changes.


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Jul 04, 2013
  • vernessa7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very adventurous but also sad. by michael

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Jul 04, 2013
  • vernessa7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

By michael, Thomas is a slave trying to get free and he succeeds and when he hides he meets a union soldier and then more union soldiers arrive. Thomas goes to the northern states and learns to read and write .

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