Wind on the River

Wind on the River

by Laurie Lawlor
     
 

Young readers will be captivated by these novels that span history-changing events from the founding of Jamestown to World War II and beyond and that enrich their reading skills and knowledge of American history. See more details below

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Young readers will be captivated by these novels that span history-changing events from the founding of Jamestown to World War II and beyond and that enrich their reading skills and knowledge of American history.

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Children's Literature
Griff, a private in the Confederate Army, has endured many hardships in his young life, beginning with an abusive father. After the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, Griff and his buddies are taken prisoner by Yankee soldiers. To escape the dismal Point Lookout prison, Griff swallows hard and takes the oath of allegiance to become a Yankee himself. Looking forward to adventure and freedom, Griff instead finds himself on a boat to Dakota Territory under the direction of a sadistic Colonel. At his new home in Fort Rice, Griff must adjust to the constant threat of Indian attacks and the hostile elements. Griff matures when his potential is tested and prejudices challenged. Readers will share Griff's confusing world and cheer him on as he seeks a better life. This book, which is one in the publisher's "American Portraits" series, would be an excellent choice to supplement educational materials for middle school social studies classes. 2000, Jamestown Publishers/NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group, Ages 9 to 13, $5.95. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati

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ISBN-13:
9781424207718
Publisher:
Fitzgerald Books
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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