Determined to see the war for herself, twelve-year-old Phoebe disguised as a boy, travels with her friend Jotham behing enemy lines to Richmond in hopes rescuing Jotham's brother from a Rebel prison.
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Grade 4-7 The Civil War is a personal struggle for 12-year-old Phoebe Sandsher father is fighting for the North, and her mother has returned to her family in Richmond. Phoebe is left to live on her grandfather's farm in Pennsylvania, where she spends her time spinning imaginative fantasies. When her friend Jotham's brother is sent to a Southern prison, Phoebe's dreams for adventure come true. With Phoebe disguised as a boy, the two friends set out on foot to Richmond to rescue Nate. Their mission succeeds, due to the assistance of Phoebe's mother, who is in fact a spy for the North. The tale that Shore weaves tests the limits of realitythat two adolescents could walk from Pennsylvania to Richmond in the midst of Lee's march to Gettysburg seems implausible at best. Shore also digresses from the novel's plot and tosses in too many subplots. The story is appropriate perhaps for patient readers or fanatical Civil War buffs, but on the whole, it is not a necessary purchase. Elizabeth Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0027827909 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0006040
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027827909