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Synopsis:

On a cold, snowy night, Haswell Magruder makes a decision that will have a profound effect on his own life as well as the lives of all those he loves. A wounded Confederate soldier appears at the familys Virginia farm, and Haswell convinces his mother and sister to take the man in, despite the certain repercussions if the enemy Yankees were to catch them in such a “traitorous” act. Unfortunately, this is precisely what happens, setting off a horrific chain of events that leaves Haswells mother dead and the farmhouse burned to the ground.

After leading his younger sister to safety with relatives, Haswell sets out on his journey in search of his older brother, a Confederate soldier. His quest is also a passage into manhood, as he experiences the last bloody days of the Civil War. Skillful storytelling, well-developed characters, and a fast-paced plot distinguish this compelling family story by an award-winning author.

About the Author

Mary Downing Hahn, a former children's librarian, is the author of over 20 acclaimed novels for children, most recently THE OLD WILLIS PLACE. She received the Scott O'Dell award for her World War II novel STEPPING ON THE CRACKS. She lives in Columbia, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618181902
Author:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Historical - United States - Civil War
Subject:
Shenandoah River Valley
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.63 in 1 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , On a cold, snowy night, Haswell Magruder makes a decision that will have a profound effect on his own life as well as the lives of all those he loves. A wounded Confederate soldier appears at the familys Virginia farm, and Haswell convinces his mother and sister to take the man in, despite the certain repercussions if the enemy Yankees were to catch them in such a “traitorous” act. Unfortunately, this is precisely what happens, setting off a horrific chain of events that leaves Haswells mother dead and the farmhouse burned to the ground.

After leading his younger sister to safety with relatives, Haswell sets out on his journey in search of his older brother, a Confederate soldier. His quest is also a passage into manhood, as he experiences the last bloody days of the Civil War. Skillful storytelling, well-developed characters, and a fast-paced plot distinguish this compelling family story by an award-winning author.

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