Robert Henry Hendershot (Brave Kids Series #2)

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Over his mother's objections Robert Henry Hendershot has joined the Union Army as a drummer boy. He wants to see battle and capture a confederate soldier -- but his company commander says he's too young and removes him from the pontoon carrying troops across the Rappahannock to face the rebels at Fredericksburg.

Can Robert find a way to become a hero?

Twelve-year-old drummer boy Robert Henry Hendershot joins the Union Army ...

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Overview

War!

Over his mother's objections Robert Henry Hendershot has joined the Union Army as a drummer boy. He wants to see battle and capture a confederate soldier -- but his company commander says he's too young and removes him from the pontoon carrying troops across the Rappahannock to face the rebels at Fredericksburg.

Can Robert find a way to become a hero?

Twelve-year-old drummer boy Robert Henry Hendershot joins the Union Army over his mother's objections and takes part in the Battle of Fredericksburg despite the company commander's attempts to remove him from the battlefield.

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Gr 1-4-A fictional account of the defining moment in the life of a 12-year-old drummer boy. The story opens as Robert joins the Union Army despite his widowed mother's misgivings. At the Battle of Fredericksburg, he sneaks into a group of soldiers who are ferreting out Confederate sharpshooters. Despite his youth, he takes a prisoner and becomes the hero of the day. His bravery brings him to the attention of President Lincoln. An extensive afterword provides additional information about the real Hendershot, and about the nature of history. Adventure and a youthful point of view keep this story moving right along. The Civil War background combined with pencil illustrations of the boy's experiences result in effective historical fiction for beginning chapter-book readers.-Pat Leach, Lincoln City Libraries, NE Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689849817
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Brave Kids Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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