Twin brothers, nine-year-old sons of a plantation owner, share everything—except their different beliefs about slavery. As the political tensions rise in the South and the twins grow up, they are caught between their passions for their causes and their love for one another. When the civil war begins, the twins both go to war—to fight each other.
Mary Stolz deftly captures the spirit of the times in this emotionally charged story of two brothers growing irrevocably apart. This heart-breaking tale is prompted by a real ballad dating back to the civil war era, that the author learned as a child from her mother.
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Mary Stolz, winner of the 1993 Kerlan Award for the body of her work, is the author of dozens of books that are perennial favorites of young readers, including two Newbery Honor Books, Belling the Tiger, illustrated by Beni Montresor, and The Noonday Friends. She lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Sergio Martinez was born and lives in Mexico City. He illustrated Weapons & Warfare by Milton Meltzer. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries around the world.
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Book Description HarperCollins Childrens Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Sergio Martinez (illustrator). 1st Edition. First Printing of the First Edition, 54pp. with black-and-white illustrations. Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 003426
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060273623
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060273623