Synopses & Reviews
A perceptive, thoughtful teenager lives through the events of Americas Civil War as she develops her own remarkable career in this NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. Vinnie Ream was a real person who sculpted the statue of Abraham Lincoln that stands in the U.S. Capitol today.
Through a collection of letters, a story chronicles eight years in the life of one young girl who faces a series of great challenges and adventures before, during, and after the Civil War. Reprint.
About the Author
When Maureen Stack Sappéy was ten years old she and her family moved with her parents and seven siblings to Australia for several years before returning to the United States and settling in Maryland. After earning a degree in education she moved with her family (which by then included three more children) to Ireland, where she began to teach herself to write. Her first project was a collection of stories based on the lives of people she knew in Carrigaholt, the fishing village where they lived. After returning to America, Maureen met her husband, Steve. They now live in Chestertown, Maryland with their sons, John and Brian, and their twin daughters Bridget and Kathleen. Maureen has taught writing and worked as a newspaper correspondent. A few years ago she earned her masters degree in English. It was while studying the great works of English literature that she decided to write for children. Also by Maureen Stack Sappéy A Rose at Bull Run Dreams of Ships --Dreams of Julia Yankee Spy