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Historical fiction at its best, this novel by bestselling author Marissa Moss tells the story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man named Frank Thompson during the Civil War. Among her many adventures, she was a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, and was captured by (and escaped from) the Confederates. The novel is narrated by Sarah, offering readers an in-depth look not only at the Civil War but also at her journey to self-discovery as she grapples with living a lie and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers.

Using historical materials to build the foundation of the story, Moss has crafted a captivating novel for the YA audience. The book includes a Civil War timeline, archival photos, a glossary of names, and a detailed note on sources.

Praise for A Soldier's Secret

STARRED REVIEWS

"A female Civil War soldier is brought alive for readers...Moss convincingly but never gratuitously portrays the gore, horror and boredom of war. An intimate look at a soldier's life from a compelling, historical perspective."

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A captivating piece of YA historical fiction."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Moss combines fiction with biography in this compelling account…Many battles are graphically described, and the novel is crammed with atmosphere and detail.”

Bay Area News Group

"Whether a valiant soldier or angel of mercy, Sarah is a brave and loyal historical figure, well deserving of readers’ attention."

School Library Journal

"Moss’ novel offers a fascinating, first-person portrait."

Booklist

"The novel is well-written, vividly capturing the drama of Edmonds’ story as well as larger wartime realities.”

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Synopsis:

IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.

"No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful."--"School Library Journal," Starred

"A" Book Sense "Top Ten Pick"

"A" Publisher's Weekly "Choice of the Year's Best Books"

"A" Booklist "Editors Choice"

Synopsis:

IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.< br> < br> & #8220; No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.& #8221; & #8212; < i> School Library Journal< /i> , Starred< br> < br> < b> < i> A< /i> Book Sense < i> Top Ten Pick< /i> < /b> < br> < b> < br> < i> A< /i> Publisher& #8217; s Weekly < i> Choice of the Year& #8217; s Best Books< /i> < /b> < br> < br> < b> < i> A< /i> Booklist < i> Editors Choice< /i> < /b>

Synopsis:

IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.

“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.”&#8212;School Library Journal, Starred

A Book Sense Top Ten Pick

A Publishers Weekly Choice of the Years Best Books

A Booklist Editors Choice

About the Author

Irene Gut Opdyke was presented with the Israel Medal of Honor and a special commendation from the Vatican. She died in 2003.

Jennifer Armstrong is the author of many highly acclaimed books for young readers. She lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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bookgirl94, March 14, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
This was amazing! That a normal 17 year old girl could do so much in such a hard time amazed me. I couldn't put the book down and couldn't wait to learn what would happen next to Irene. Such a great book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553494112
With:
Armstrong, Jennifer
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
With:
Armstrong, Jennifer
Author:
Irene Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
Author:
Armstrong, Jennifer
Author:
Opdyke, Irene
Author:
Opdyke, Irene Gut
Author:
Moss, Marissa
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
History - Holocaust
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
holocaust;memoir;wwii;poland;history;biography;non-fiction;autobiography;young adult;war;jews;historical;polish
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGES BLACK and WHITE PHOTOS
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.25 in
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 400 pages Laurel-Leaf Books - English 9780553494112 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.

"No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful."--"School Library Journal," Starred

"A" Book Sense "Top Ten Pick"

"A" Publisher's Weekly "Choice of the Year's Best Books"

"A" Booklist "Editors Choice"

"Synopsis" by , IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.< br> < br> & #8220; No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.& #8221; & #8212; < i> School Library Journal< /i> , Starred< br> < br> < b> < i> A< /i> Book Sense < i> Top Ten Pick< /i> < /b> < br> < b> < br> < i> A< /i> Publisher& #8217; s Weekly < i> Choice of the Year& #8217; s Best Books< /i> < /b> < br> < br> < b> < i> A< /i> Booklist < i> Editors Choice< /i> < /b>
"Synopsis" by , IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.

“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.”&#8212;School Library Journal, Starred

A Book Sense Top Ten Pick

A Publishers Weekly Choice of the Years Best Books

A Booklist Editors Choice

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