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From Slave to Soldier: Based on a True Civil War Story (Ready-To-Read: Level 3)

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Publisher Comments:

Johnny loves his Uncle Silas and his master's mule, Nell, but he hates being a slave. So when a group of soldiers marches by the farm and asks Johnny if he wants to join the Union Army, Johnny accepts, even though it means leaving Uncle Silas and Nell.

Being a soldier isn't easy. Johnny is given a chance to work with a soldier named Dave and the company's mule team, but he still wonders if he has made the right choice.

Then one night a hungry patrol is out on watch across the river from the camp, with no one to bring them food. Can Johnny handle the mule team all by himself?

This story was inspired by the life of John McCline, who, as a young boy, escaped slavery to serve in the Union Army.

Synopsis:

With simple but engaging text, paintings, and an illuminating author's note telling the true account of a young slave who joins the Union Army, this tale of a real person's role in the Civil War is ideal for beginning readers and burgeoning history buffs. Full color.

Synopsis:

Johnny loves his uncle and his master's mule, but he hates being a slave. So when he's asked to join the Union army, he accepts. Being a soldier is hard work, and Johnny wonders if he made the right choice. But when the army needs him, Johnny knows it's up to him to come to the rescue!

About the Author

Brian Floca has written and illustrated the picture books Five Trucks; the ALA Notable Children’s Book The Racecar Alphabet; and the ALA Notable Children’s Book and Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Lightship. His most recent book is Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, which Kirkus Reviews described as “Breathtaking, thrilling, and perfect.” Brian has illustrated The Hinky-Pink, by Megan McDonald, also an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and several books by Avi, including the graphic novel City of Light, City of Dark and Poppy, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. A native of Texas, Brian currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at brianfloca.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689839665
Author:
Hopkinson, Deborah
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Floca, Brian
Author:
Floca, Brian
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Children s-Beginning Readers
Subject:
Reader; Ready to Read; Beginning Reader; Leveled Reader; Early Reader; deborah hopkinson; brian floca; history; civil war; slavery; kids books about history; kids books about the civil war; kids books about slavery; nonfiction; true story; common core
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Ready-To-Read: Level 3
Publication Date:
January 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
6-8

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"Synopsis" by , With simple but engaging text, paintings, and an illuminating author's note telling the true account of a young slave who joins the Union Army, this tale of a real person's role in the Civil War is ideal for beginning readers and burgeoning history buffs. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Johnny loves his uncle and his master's mule, but he hates being a slave. So when he's asked to join the Union army, he accepts. Being a soldier is hard work, and Johnny wonders if he made the right choice. But when the army needs him, Johnny knows it's up to him to come to the rescue!
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