The Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg

The Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg

by Kathleen Ernst

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-In this historical novel, three young women experience the Civil War firsthand. Teresa Kretzer and Savilla Miller are best friends until their differing political viewpoints end their friendship. Teresa is a fierce supporter of the Union, while Savilla's sympathies lie with the secessionists. When the Confederate Army literally marches through their hometown of Sharpsburg, MD, the girls are vaulted into the midst of battle. They cope with bombardment and disease, and eventually mend their friendship. The story is told through the shifting points of view of Savilla, Teresa, and her younger sister, Bethie. All of the characters are well drawn. Scattered throughout are historical photographs of the real Sharpsburg, which adds to the atmosphere of the novel. It's unfortunate that the cover is so unattractive. Once beyond it, though, readers will find a lovely, poignant story.-Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN

Product Details

White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
White Mane Kids Ser.
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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