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|Fosston Public Library||J RIN (Text)||33500010328649||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 015206513X (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780152065133 (hardcover : alk. paper)
308 p. ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: Boston : Harcourt, 2009.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -308).|
|Summary, etc.:||Recounts the experiences of a spunky young girl, just eleven when the Civil War breaks out, as she watches her brothers go to war, helps care for her mentally ill father, and falls in love with a boy determined to be a soldier. Includes historical notes.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 September #2
In the opening scene, Leigh Ann, a 14-year-old Georgia girl masquerading as a boy to protect herself from the Yankee soldiers, is pressed into foraging for Sherman's army after they've burned her family's mill. When a "snake-in-the-grass" officer rips her shirt, it's the first of many revelations about Leigh Ann and her family. One fundamental secret about the family's Cherokee heritage is hidden from the community, while individual members keep their own secrets from each other. Soon the first-person narrative shifts three years back in time to the beginning of the war and follows through until the end of the war. The occasional elements of magical realism (related to the family's Cherokee connection) seem out of place and unconvincing in a novel so firmly grounded in history that a source bibliography is appended. Still, the story has other elements that readers have enjoyed in Rinaldi's previous Civil War novels: sympathetic character portrayals, elements of adventure, and an emphasis on family relationships. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.
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