I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 ( I Survived Series #7) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912:

"The fast pace and intrinsically fascinating disaster story will keep readers turning the pages." -- Kirkus

Praise for I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916:

"This is a gripping story that will hold the interest of reluctant readers." -- SLJ

Praise for I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005:

“Expressive illustrations capture the drama of the storm and its aftermath, but the book’s real power comes from its exploration of what it means to be a hero.” -- Booklist

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545532259
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Series: I Survived Series , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 37,111
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Two of my sons (ages 9 and 7) absolutely LOVE this series. We a

    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!

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Love it

    I love the i survived books it feels like ur right there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Love This Book Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Much

    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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Gettysburg

    This is the best book ever i love the people it seems so realisic with the guns and blood

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

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    Amazing

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    ...

    Love all these books!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Awsome

    This book is the best one ever it was the best book of my life

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Hi

    Its so good

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Jonathan

    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

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Sit stay good book

    Loved it. As simple as that. Why doosent this havr spell check?

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    I

    It is a awesome book so far

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Gettysburg war

    It is about a slave.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Should i buy or not

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    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 3, 2013

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    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

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    Awesome & very interesting

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Awesome

    Ii have read all the i survived books they are like soooooo awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Red this comment

    Noobs this is a great book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    You must check it out

    This book will refresh or ensure you about the battle of Gettysburg that happened in 1863. You will watch how Thomas and his younger sister Birdie experience the battle of Gettysburg. They will go through some ups and downs,but I can't spoil it for you. Overall it was a fantastic book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2014

    I Survived Series

    I love the i survived series so much... It seems so realistic!

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