Mr. Lincoln's Drummer

Mr. Lincoln's Drummer

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by G. Clifton Wisler
     
 

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Ten-year-old Willie Johnston is too young to be a soldier in Mr. Lincoln's army. She he joins as a drummer boy, instead. Part of Willie's job is rousing the troops in the morning with his drum - the other part is being the last to retreat in battles. In this true story, Willie shows he brave enough to keep beating his drum, but will he be lucky enough to survive…  See more details below

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Ten-year-old Willie Johnston is too young to be a soldier in Mr. Lincoln's army. She he joins as a drummer boy, instead. Part of Willie's job is rousing the troops in the morning with his drum - the other part is being the last to retreat in battles. In this true story, Willie shows he brave enough to keep beating his drum, but will he be lucky enough to survive the war?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140385427
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
607,623
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

G. Clifton Wisler is the author of more than sixty-three books, many of them historical fiction for young adults. His ability to bring history alive in accessible and engaging ways make him a popular author for young readers.Mr. Wisler lives in Plano, Texas, where he continues to work on his doctoral dissertation on the history of the Ninth Texas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War.

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Mr. Lincoln's Drummer 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best historical fiction book I've ever read. It had a lot of action. The setting is during the Civil War. It was about a kid who joined Mr. Lincoln's Union Army. He was only eleven. His name was Willie Johnston. He was the drummer in Mr. Lincoln's Union. He had to beat a signal with his drum, maybe to tell the others to come back to camp. He was also awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. I would recommend this book for people who love war books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic and magnificent book! It is worth to take a look.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! I totally loved this book. I loved the way how wille was so brave and so full of courage! I just loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Lincoln's Drummer is an action packed story about an eleven-year-old boy who is enlisted into the Union Army during the Civil War as a drummer. Along the way we learn about army camp life, and the hardships that he faces along his journey. After his bravery in a battle, Willie(the boy) is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and gets to meet President Lincoln. This is a good book, because it is based on a true story, and is historically accurate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I myself as a drummer really apealed to this book. Im only 13 and my English teacher made us all read historical books so i chose this one. Its a really good book and i think more kids should read it.