The Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg

The Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg

by Kathleen Ernst
     
 
The daring adventure of best friends Teresa Kretzer and Savilla Miller have earned the the title of "the bravest girls in Sharpsburg'--and the admiration of Teresa's shy younger sister, Bethie. But when the Civil War looms, the girls become political enemies. Each girl must confront challenges that test everything she believes in. Learn how the Civil War divided these

Overview

The daring adventure of best friends Teresa Kretzer and Savilla Miller have earned the the title of "the bravest girls in Sharpsburg'--and the admiration of Teresa's shy younger sister, Bethie. But when the Civil War looms, the girls become political enemies. Each girl must confront challenges that test everything she believes in. Learn how the Civil War divided these friends and tested courage from the experiences of real teenage girls whose hometown along Antietam Creek lay at the center of conflict in September 1862. Historic photographs and author's notes that separate the fact and the fiction help make this book appeal to all young readers.

Editorial Reviews

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

ISBN-13:
9781572490833
Publisher:
White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
White Mane Kids Ser.
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

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