Drummer Boy: Marching to the Civil War

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By Ann Turner
Publisher HarperCollins
Drummer Boy: Marching to the Civil War
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A thirteenyear old boy lies about his age to join the Union forces during Americas bloodiest war. No matter what happens, a drummer boy in the Civil War must keep playing his drum to relay orders and rally spirits. He doesnt fight, but he sees it all: from the glow of the camp fire to the glare of battle, the drummer boy watches the friendships that war creates and then breaks apart. Ann Turners powerful text and Mark Hesss stunning artwork reveal the drama and heartache of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a boy not too young to be a hero.

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704 words704 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile AD1020LLexile AD1020L
Grade P to 3Grade P to 3
Age 4-8Age 4-8
Published 1998Published 1998

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