I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 ( I Survived Series #7)

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 ( I Survived Series #7)

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by Lauren Tarshis
     
 

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The bloodiest battle in American history is under way . . . 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…  See more details below

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The bloodiest battle in American history is under way . . . 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?

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Kirkus Reviews
The seventh (chronologically earliest) entry in the series pitches a young former slave into the middle of the Civil War's pivotal battle. Having saved a Union soldier named Henry Green by hurling a live skunk at his Confederate captors, young Thomas finds himself and his little sister Birdie adopted by Green's unit. Three weeks, an ambush and a quick march later, Thomas unexpectedly finds himself in the thick of the fighting--possibly on Missionary Ridge itself, though the author doesn't provide a specific location. Rather than go into details of the battle, Tarshis offers broad overviews of slavery and the war's course (adding more about the latter in an afterword that includes the text of the Gettysburg Address). She folds these into quick pictures of military camp life and the violence-laced fog of war. Afterward, Thomas and Birdie are reunited with their older cousin Clem, who had been sold away, and make good on a promise to Green (who doesn't survive) to settle with his Vermont parents and attend the school taught by his sweetheart. Sentimental of plotline but informative and breathlessly paced. (Q&A, annotated reading list) (Historical fiction. 9-11)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545532259
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Series:
I Survived Series , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
61,232
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic’s Storyworks magazine and group editorial director for language arts for Scholastic classroom magazines, in addition to being the author of the I Survived series and the critically acclaimed novels Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.

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I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 ( I Survived Series #7) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two of my sons (ages 9 and 7) absolutely LOVE this series. We are avid readers and my oldest says that this is the BEST series he has ever read. The best part is that it has a lot of historical facts in each book, so they are entertained while learning!!! I highly recommend this series and hope the author continues to write more of these!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the i survived books it feels like ur right there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all these books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever i love the people it seems so realisic with the guns and blood
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best one ever it was the best book of my life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. As simple as that. Why doosent this havr spell check?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. These books are best for 3rd graders but any one would love them. The only bad part is the ending. It could have been so much longer. They could have told about Clem and what happened to him. Birdie is my favorite character. She is so cute. On the lastt book page there is a really cute picture of her. I can't belive she is only 5. She doesn't act like a 5 year old. She act much older. I think it was really amazingly good but the ending leaves you hanging too much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am fasinated by the civil war.but this book had its facts wrong.the soldiers never left the rode.but it was still a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is about a slave.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a awesome book so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ii have read all the i survived books they are like soooooo awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is for awesome! This book was amazing it had so many details how they tryed to escape. It made me feel like i was in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book ang jest boom best book ever and i am only a 2grade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of her books are cool and this one is added to that list of awesome books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im new to this series and totes loving it! Thomas and his little sis Birdie are child slaves and are losing hope. They run away and encounter Northern soldiers ( yeah, BTW its the Civil War) who take them back to their camp. They grow accostomed to them other. Then on the peak of the Battle of Gettysburg Birdie gets kidnapped! Oh No !!!!!!!!!!!! What will happen!? Will Birdie be Found? Will the Union Win the battle? Will Thomas and Birdie survive the battle and escape to rightful freedom? Find out this and more when you lucky reader reads , I SURVIVED The Battle Of Gettysburg , 1863 by Lauren Tarshis! - The Bookworm PS. Some scenes may be a bit graphic for young readers. Read with caution! As stated on the softcover version "Appeals to 2nd - 4th Graders" Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome its a little scary for children but it is pretty fun
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I love the i survived series so much... It seems so realistic!
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This book is awesome I wish i had the entire series