I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 ( I Survived Series #7)

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 ( I Survived Series #7)

by Lauren Tarshis

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I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 ( I Survived Series #7) by Lauren Tarshis


It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything changes: Corporal Henry Green brings Thomas and Birdie back to his regiment, and suddenly it feels like they've found a new home. Best of all, they don't have to find their way north alone--they're marching with the army.

But then orders come through: The men are called to battle in Pennsylvania. Thomas has made it so far . . . but does he have what it takes to survive Gettysburg?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545459365
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Series: I Survived Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 21,664
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author


Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the September 11 attacks, the destruction of Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, among others. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.

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I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 ( I Survived Series #7) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two of my sons (ages 9 and 7) absolutely LOVE this series. We are avid readers and my oldest says that this is the BEST series he has ever read. The best part is that it has a lot of historical facts in each book, so they are entertained while learning!!! I highly recommend this series and hope the author continues to write more of these!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the i survived books it feels like ur right there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all these books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever i love the people it seems so realisic with the guns and blood
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best one ever it was the best book of my life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. As simple as that. Why doosent this havr spell check?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. These books are best for 3rd graders but any one would love them. The only bad part is the ending. It could have been so much longer. They could have told about Clem and what happened to him. Birdie is my favorite character. She is so cute. On the lastt book page there is a really cute picture of her. I can't belive she is only 5. She doesn't act like a 5 year old. She act much older. I think it was really amazingly good but the ending leaves you hanging too much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am fasinated by the civil war.but this book had its facts wrong.the soldiers never left the rode.but it was still a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a awesome book so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ii have read all the i survived books they are like soooooo awesome
JuliW More than 1 year ago
I have always been curious about this series. There are 17 books in the I Survived series, each relating a fictional story about characters involved in all sorts of historical events and disasters. The books cover many different events ranging from the more modern (9/11) to events way back in history (The Destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD). I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg is the 7th book in the series. Each book is a stand alone story, so it isn't necessary to read the series in order. The basics: Thomas and his little sister are slaves on a southern plantation. In order to avoid being sold like his older brother, Thomas and the little girl run away from the plantation. They are scared that slave hunters will find them and that they will be severely punished for running away. But, they run into Union Army soldiers and go with them. But, they aren't safe. The soldiers are preparing for a big battle at Gettysburg, PA. The story relates what Thomas and his sister saw and experienced during the big battle that killed more than 20,000 men. I listened to the audiobook version of this story. It's a quick listen at just under 1.5 hours in length. Mia Barron narrates. She reads at a nice pace and has an easily understood voice with good inflection. I have hearing loss but was easily able to hear and understand her. After the story about Thomas and his sister, there is an afterward from the author, Lauren Tashis. She talks about how she researched the battle for this book and she shares some information about the civil war and the battle. Also included is a reading of the Gettysburg address. I am impressed. Much research and thought went into this book, and it's a great educational tool for use with students or kids at home. The language and explanations are age appropriate, and the story relates the battle in terms that children will understand. The cover art is wonderful! I can't wait to read more of this series! This was an interesting and very well-written fictional account of the battle.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is for awesome! This book was amazing it had so many details how they tryed to escape. It made me feel like i was in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book ang jest boom best book ever and i am only a 2grade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of her books are cool and this one is added to that list of awesome books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im new to this series and totes loving it! Thomas and his little sis Birdie are child slaves and are losing hope. They run away and encounter Northern soldiers ( yeah, BTW its the Civil War) who take them back to their camp. They grow accostomed to them other. Then on the peak of the Battle of Gettysburg Birdie gets kidnapped! Oh No !!!!!!!!!!!! What will happen!? Will Birdie be Found? Will the Union Win the battle? Will Thomas and Birdie survive the battle and escape to rightful freedom? Find out this and more when you lucky reader reads , I SURVIVED The Battle Of Gettysburg , 1863 by Lauren Tarshis! - The Bookworm PS. Some scenes may be a bit graphic for young readers. Read with caution! As stated on the softcover version "Appeals to 2nd - 4th Graders" Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome its a little scary for children but it is pretty fun
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I love the i survived series so much... It seems so realistic!
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