Red moon at Sharpsburg: a novel

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Viking, Apr 10, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 236 pages
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Award-winning author Rosemary Wells lays bare the senseless devastation of war in this stunning novel. As the Civil War breaks out, India, a young Southern girl, summons her sharp intelligence and the courage she didnít know she had to survive the war that threatens to destroy her family, her Virginia home, and the only life she has ever known. A timeless heroine of inspiring drive and bravery, India holds on to her dream of forging a career in science, unheard-of for a woman, in the face of battle, starvation, and tragic loss. Rarely has the Southern perspective on the war been told so even-handedly for young adults as in this meticulously researched, poignant, and riveting novel.

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User Review  - Mary Louise Sanchez - Goodreads

Twelve-year-old India Moody lives in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia in the 1860s, but her circumstances as a harness-maker's daughter and a southern girl, who is not interested in learning to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah Foote - Goodreads

The chapter book is historical fiction and takes place in Virginia. It begins right before the Civil War breaks out between the North and South. The story is told in first person narrative, by a 12 ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Rosemary Wells is the creator of dozens of award-winning books for children. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.