Numbering All the Bones

Numbering All the Bones

by Ann Rinaldi

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Numbering All the Bones by Ann Rinaldi

The Civil War is at an end, but for thirteen-year-old Eulinda, it is no time to rejoice. Her younger brother Zeke was sold away, her older brother Neddy joined the Northern war effort, and her master will not acknowledge that Eulinda is his daughter.
Her mettle is additionally tested when she realizes her brother Neddy might be buried in the now-closed Andersonville Prison where soldiers were kept in torturous conditions. With the help of Clara Barton, the eventual founder of the Red Cross, Eulinda must find a way to let go of the skeletons from her past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786813780
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: 08/10/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 196,498
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

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Numbering All the Bones 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey, I'm from 'Faulk Elementary'. We have an reading fair, and i picked numbering all the bones. i read the whole book. and i felt very emotional while reading it.. but i also made it through the whole book! i am so glad i am doing an fair project on this book. and i am black so they gives me things what hey did back then to the slaves.. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in middle school and i am a very picky reader, at first i found the book a little boring but once you start reading you don't want to put it down, this book is full of emotion, and i recommend it deeply, Sincerely,Jessica <3
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My school ' Corbett Middle School' gave us a choice of books to read and I choose Numbering All The Bones, This book is very good and the historical people the author puts in the book really brings the book to life. Clara Barton was a very great charter as well as all the others, she was one that I really wanted to learn more about... :' I HIGHLY suggest this book to everyone!!! :D
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book i read with my class. It is very heavy reading with a lot of emotion. All the horrible things they did to the slaves. I reccomend this book to people who like to read historical fiction. Very well put together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome. It shows the hardships of blacks and how blacks went through an everlasting struggle.This is not only about a girl living her life,but this is showing America that no matter how much we want to push away the fact that racism is still alive we can't. If America has not noticed that yet then they obviously have alot to learn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wished that you lived back in the Civil War times? If you said ¿yes¿, then you should read Numbering All the Bones, a historical fiction novel by Ann Rinaldi! This book is about Eulinda, a slave girl, and Mistis, her owner, living on Pond Bluff Plantation, outside of Atlanta, Georgia, in the mid-1860s. Around the end of the book, right after Mr. Lincoln has signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Eulinda goes to work as Miss Clara Barton¿s secretary at nearby Adersonville Prison. That is the strong point of the book. By the time I got to that part, I couldn¿t stop reading. One of the weaker points is at the beginning. The author tried to intrigue us readers by putting a cliff-hanger, ahead-of-its-time beginning, and then went back to the REAL beginning, with Eulinda¿s first mistress, Miz Gertrude. It sort of intrigued me in a way, but I think there might have been a better way to start. Also, I did not like the final chapter ¿What is True in the Book and What is Not¿. The main idea of Numbering All the Bones is to show that readers the cruelties of slavery- and not JUST to blacks, but also to mixed-races, such as Eulinda. This book is like the Addy series by American Girl. This is because both Eulinda and Addy were treated cruelly by there former masters and mistresses. I might recommend this book to my friends, only because it is so cool for us to read the same books so we can talk about them. I also recommend this book to girls that are in upper-elementary and middle school that are interested in history, but learn best through fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Are you a fan of historical fiction? If you aren¿t you might just change your mind when you read Ann Rinaldi¿s Numbering All the Bones. This historical fiction tells about a girl named Eulinda that is neither white nor African American and how she makes it from during the Civil War to after the Civil War. If you have never read any of Ann Rinaldi¿s work you might be able to relate to this story through Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling. In Freedom train like in Numbering All the Bones the theme is slavery and African American freedom. The main characters in this story are Eulinda who is neither white nor African American, Eulinda¿s white father Mr. Hampton, Mistis who is Mr. Hampton¿s cruel wife, and lastly Miss Barton who shows Eulinda kindness after the Civil War. If you enjoy an adventurous historical fiction book I recommend Numbering all the Bones to you. But if you don¿t enjoy historical fiction but you enjoy an adventure I also recommend this book to you. When you start to read this book it may not seem interesting at all but read a few chapters and you won¿t be able to set the book done. The rest is for you to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is interesting but boring. Numbering All the Bones is about a young slave girl with a white father.This book is a historical fiction book.It is about a slave girl named Eulinda, her white father named Mr. Hampton (who was her master) and Mistis Mr. Hampton¿s wife. The setting of the book is Mr. Hampton¿s house during the 1860¿s. Eulinda is trying to find her inner self. This book is pretty much like any other slave story. This is just not a good book unless you are interested in slavery. This book was just boring. I do not recommend this book. But I would recommend that you look for another one of the author¿s book because she has a good writing style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Title of this book is Numbering the Bones. This book is a Historical fiction. It is by Ann Rinaldi. The audience that might be especially interested would be people that enjoy reading books by Ann Rinaldi. Would you ever want to be in a slaves place? Would you want to find out how a slaves life was once like? This story is mainly about a girl named Eulinda and she is a slave, who goes to many people to work for. Other books that is like This one would be a true story of Harriet Tubman. The main characters are Neddy Eulinda, mom. The setting of this book is a house, outside. The theme of this book would be slaves. My opinion of this part in this book would be that how she couldn¿t stay with just one person. The strong points of this book would be how she sometimes stands up for herself. I would not tell anybody about this book because I didn¿t like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eulinda is a slave who is caught between the white and black world on a southern plantation during the Civil War. The story takes the reader into Eulinda's world, her coming of age and her reconciliation with her duo consciousness (white and black). This is a well written book with a very unique perspective. I would highly recommend that teachers use this book to showcase life on a southern plantation during the Civil War.