Across the Lines

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HarperCollins, Dec 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Twelve-year-old Edward thought of Simon as his friend and never imagined life without his companion and slave. But when the Union army invades Virginia and takes over Edward's family's plantation, Edward's family flees to nearby Petersburg, while Simon runs toward freedom. With terrific detail and historical facts woven throughout, the author crafts a story set during the actual siege at Petersburg, complete with battle scenes, descriptions of army life on both sides of the war, and what life was like, told from the point of view of two young boys--one white and one black.
  

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User Review  - prettyguy21 - LibraryThing

The book Across the Lines Really described how the war could affect slaves and normal people. Across the Lines was a good title for this book because two best friends were actually across the lines ... Read full review

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ACROSS THE LINES Book Review Imagine your best friend stolen from you. Even worse, he was stolen by free will. This is what happened to Edward. Although the reason his best friend ran away was because ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
22
Section 3
26
Section 4
39
Section 5
53
Section 6
60
Section 7
62
Section 8
67
Section 11
102
Section 12
107
Section 13
132
Section 14
142
Section 15
154
Section 16
160
Section 17
165
Section 18
171

Section 9
92
Section 10
99

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About the author (1998)

Carolyn Reeder, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Shades of Gray (Simon & Schuster), is an avid history buff with a longtime interest in the Civil War. Her other historical novels for young people include Across the Lines, Grandpa's Mountain, Moonshiner's Son, and Captain Kate.

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