Ghosts of the Civil War

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Lindsey couldn't have cared less about the Civil War, let alone a battle reenactment. After all, who cares about a boring old war that happened more than a hundred years ago?And then she meets Willie -- but he's not just another kid, he's actually Willie Lincoln, and he's traveled back to the present to explain exactly what the Civil War was really about. He takes Lindsey by the hand and leads her on a tour like no other as they witness heated debates about abolition, secession, and patriotism. They visit Fort Sumter as the war is declared, witness bloody battles like Bull Run and Gettysburg unfold before them, and then watch General Lee's surrender to Grant at the Appomattox Court House. And just when Lindsey thinks this gruesome, terrible war is all over, she watches with terror as the tragic assassination of President Abraham Lincoln occurs right before her eyes. Filled with detailed maps, glossaries, biographies, and dynamic, glorious illustrations, Ghosts of the Civil War brings this monumental era in American history fully alive. It's a journey that Lindsey -- and every reader along with her -- will never forget.

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Review: Ghosts of the Civil War

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

Yet another history book for kids that is overloaded with text and so heavily illustrated that it is a pain in the katush to read. I would not read this again. Often the page was so overwhelming that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

I love how Cheryl Harness brings history to life! Her rich illustrations (that could be almost be the book in and of themselves) fascinate young readers and capture their attention. I always find something new each time I read this book. Read full review

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Cheryl Harness is an author-illustrator, speaker, sometime sculptor, and harmonica player. She has created many acclaimed historical picture books, including "Ghosts of the Civil War, Ghosts of the White House, Ghosts of the 20th Century, Mark Twain and the Queens of the Mississippi, " and "Three Young Pilgrims." She lives in Independence, Missouri, with her Scottie, Maude, and her cats, Irene and Merrie Emma.