The Bushwhacker: A Civil War Adventure

The Bushwhacker: A Civil War Adventure

by Jennifer Johnson Garrity, Paul Bachem

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During the Civil War, fourteen-year-old Jacob Knight returns from the cornfield one day to find bushwhackers—Confederate sympathizers in the Union state of Missouri—terrorizing his family.
At the insistence of his mother, Jacob and his seven-year-old sister, Eliza, flee the house for safety. When the two young people dare to return home the following morning, their family is nowhere to be found, and their home is burnt to the ground. Not knowing what else to do, Jacob and Eliza take their one remaining horse and journey north to their aunt’s home in Iowa, hoping to find their missing family members there.
Jennifer Johnson Garrity brings the American Civil War era to life in this story about family, trust, and courage during a time of great uncertainty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561457120
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Johnson Garrity‘s interest in Missouri’s difficult position during the Civil War began as a result of conducting extensive research into her family history. This research inspired The Bushwhacker. She lives in Germany.
Paul Bachem has worked for many years as an award-winning freelance illustrator, producing work for most of the major book and magazine publishers. He lives in New York.

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