Charley Waters Goes to Gettysburg

Charley Waters Goes to Gettysburg

by Susan Sinnott, Dorothy Handelman

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Gr 5-8-Eight-year-old Charley Waters and his family are Civil War reenactors who travel around to the actual battle sites of the bloodiest war in United States history, dressed in authentic period costume, and restage the battles. Sinnott traveled to Pennsylvania in the summer of 1998, for the 135th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and followed the family as they "lived" through three days of the famous battle. Charley describes the soldiers' camp life, how people took shelter from the elements, and how they related to one another. Readers go back in time with him to experience the final and devastating blow to the Confederate Army, Pickett's Charge, where thousands of men were lost in a brutal day of hand-to-hand combat. Handelman's full-color photography is superb, with each picture complementing the text as Charley narrates the events. There is a plethora of books that approach the Civil War from one aspect or another, but this offering is creative and effective because students can relate to the modern-day Charley.-Betsy Barnett, Eads School District, CO Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

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Lerner Publishing Group
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8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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