Jamestown's American Portraits: Wind on the River

Jamestown's American Portraits: Wind on the River

by Laurie Lawlor
     
 
Jamestown's American Portraits, an American saga of families and friends, traces the fascinating history of America through many generations and cultures and through the eyes of adolescent girls and boys. Jamestown's American Portraits is a unique, enriching reading program designed to teach reading skills and strategies while exploring exciting

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Jamestown's American Portraits, an American saga of families and friends, traces the fascinating history of America through many generations and cultures and through the eyes of adolescent girls and boys. Jamestown's American Portraits is a unique, enriching reading program designed to teach reading skills and strategies while exploring exciting historical novels.

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Children's Literature
Griff, a private in the Confederate Army, has endured many hardships in his young life, beginning with an abusive father. After the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, Griff and his buddies are taken prisoner by Yankee soldiers. To escape the dismal Point Lookout prison, Griff swallows hard and takes the oath of allegiance to become a Yankee himself. Looking forward to adventure and freedom, Griff instead finds himself on a boat to Dakota Territory under the direction of a sadistic Colonel. At his new home in Fort Rice, Griff must adjust to the constant threat of Indian attacks and the hostile elements. Griff matures when his potential is tested and prejudices challenged. Readers will share Griff's confusing world and cheer him on as he seeks a better life. This book, which is one in the publisher's "American Portraits" series, would be an excellent choice to supplement educational materials for middle school social studies classes. 2000, Jamestown Publishers/NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group, Ages 9 to 13, $5.95. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809205820
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
02/12/2001
Series:
Jamestown's American Portraits Series
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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