I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

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9781451788136: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

Does Henry have what it takes to survive the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil? The Civil War comes to life for I Survived readers!

The I Survived series is a runaway success with even the most reluctant readers. With its nonstop action and kids’-eye view of history’s most terrifying events, the books draw readers in and don’t let them go until the last page!

In 1863, the Civil War is raging throughout the country. Eleven-year-old Henry has been on the sidelines so far—but the events of a hot July week in Pennsylvania are about to change his life forever.

Does he have what it takes to survive the Battle of Gettysburg?

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Lauren Tarshis's New York Times–bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the September 11 attacks, the destruction of Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, among others. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.

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Tarshis, author of the popular Emma-Jean Lazarus novels, presents a highly personalized narrative of the Battle of Gettysburg. The story follows former slave Thomas and his little sister Birdie as they fall in with Union forces and make their way north. The Union army rolls toward its epic clash in a small Pennsylvania town, and Thomas becomes a unwitting participant in one of the most formative events in American history. Tarshis writes with sharp, clear, emotional language: “There they were, rebel soldiers ready to charge. There were thousands of them—men in front on horseback, waving gleaming swords.” Back matter includes common questions and answers about the Civil War, along with the text of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Others in the I Survived series include high-interest topics such as Pearl Harbor and September 11. Grades 1-4. --Erin Anderson

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