Tamarack Tree

( 4 )

Overview

Orphaned at thirteen, Rosemary Leigh was transplanted from England to Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1859. Four years later, to distract her from her fear as cannonballs batter the besieged city, Rosemary writes about what she has been through.

While she has been growing up, enjoying the social pleasures of a Southern young lady, the tensions between North and South have developed into civil war. Because she is English, Rosemary brings an outsider's perspective to the issues that ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (24) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $5.12   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$5.12
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(1)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New FAST shipping, FREE tracking, and GREAT customer service! We also offer International and EXPEDITED shipping options.

Ships from: Springdale, AR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$44.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(51)

Condition: New
New Bright, fresh hardcover in glossy dust jacket. Unread copy in new condition, with no marks or flaws. 7th Printing.

Ships from: Westlake, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Orphaned at thirteen, Rosemary Leigh was transplanted from England to Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1859. Four years later, to distract her from her fear as cannonballs batter the besieged city, Rosemary writes about what she has been through.

While she has been growing up, enjoying the social pleasures of a Southern young lady, the tensions between North and South have developed into civil war. Because she is English, Rosemary brings an outsider's perspective to the issues that sparked the conflict, but nonetheless she is torn between her sense of outrage at the very idea of slavery and her feelings for the Southerners she has come to love. For Rosemary, her brother Derek, and their American friends — old and young, white and black — the disastrous siege of Vicksburg comes as a crucial test of courage and the will to survive.

Once again, Patricia Clapp has created a heroine of wit, charm, and indomitable spirit in a vividly evoked historical setting.

An eighteen-year-old English girl finds her loyalties divided and all her resources tested as she and her friends experience the terrible physical and emotional hardships of the forty-seven day siege of Vicksburg in the spring of 1863.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A vivid historical setting highlights this story of a British teenager caught between the South and the North during the Civil War. Fifteen-year-old Rosemary Leigh is brought to Vicksburg, Miss., by her brother Derek, after their mother dies in London. Derek has been working with their uncle William in his law practice, and Rosemary is quickly introduced to the best of Vicksburg society. She blossoms into a happy young woman with her newfound friends, despite her aversion to slavery. Then the first shots at Fort Sumter lead irrevocably to the siege of Vicksburg in 1863. Rosemary's life turns into a grim fight for survival amidst the bombings, frighteningly realistic as portrayed by Clapp. Despite the horrors, Rosemary and Derek survive to a well-deserved happy ending. (12-up)
School Library Journal
Gr 6-9 Rosemary Leigh has come to America from England to join her brother in Vicksburg just before the start of the Civil War. She is thus caught up in the war and its causes as well as deeply involved in the seige of Vicksburg. Although at times the book reads like a history text, especially when causes of the war are explained, readers will be caught up in fate of the characters. Romantic interest is provided by a Northern artist, with whom Rosemary fights about the war, and a Southern boy who cannot, in the end, face the fighting after first greeting the war with humor and elan. Occasionally the historical events overshadow the character development, and characters are stereotypes, but aspects of life in a city under seige come through clearly, especially the hunger and the fear of shelling. Throughout the book the horrors of war are made clear. Since readers see the story through the eyes of a person with no ties to either side, they receive an unbiased view. There is a bibliography which includes a diary kept during the seige and published in 1885. Margaret C. Howell, Capitol Hill Day Sch . Lib . , Washington, D.C.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688028527
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1986
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Clapp was born in Boston and attended the Columbia University School of Journalism. Her first novel, Constance: A Story of Early Plymouth, was a runner-up for the 1969 National Book Award for Children's Literature. Her other books include, I'm Deborah Sampson, King of the Dollhouse, Dr. Elizabeth, and Jane-Emily. She describes herself as primarily "a theatre person"; she has worked with her community theatre for over forty years and still writes and directs plays for children. The grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of one, Ms. Clapp lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2001

    I love this book!

    I am only 13 and I couldn't put this book down. I was assigned to read a Civil War book for my reading class. Well I picked this one. I read it over the weekend and well that is pretty good for me. I hope everybody reads this book. Patricia Clapp did great on this book. It is almost like reading a journal. This girl goes through something most people would never think of. I hope you read this book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2000

    A GREAT read

    This wonderful story puts all of Rosemary's feelings and wit to the test.She had made many friends,but when the war started she cherred for the north because she does not belive in slavery.A tale a survial and love lost and found.The Tamarack Tree is great read for any age.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2000

    Great Story

    The Tamarack Tree is a wonderful story of love and courage set against the vivid background of gallantry and turmoil of the darkest days of the Civil War. It is, however, probably more for younger readers.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)