Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers
Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart. Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen. In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War.
What people are saying - Write a review
Other editions - View all
ain't army artillery artillery wheeled battle bayonet beans beef belly wound bodies bullets called camp canteen cartridge Charley heard Charley looked Charley nodded Charley saw Charley stood Charley thought Charley's chest clean clothes coffee Confederate dead death drill dysentery farms feet felt fight fireflies foot Form line-of-battle Fort Snelling Fort Sumter front Gettysburg ground H A P T E R hill horses hundred yards kill knew lanterns legs line of fire line of trees loaded marched McClellan meadow moved nearly Nelson never night nipple officers pretty things pulled quarter mile rank Rebel Soldiers Rebs reloaded and fired rifle river rock rumors Sabers screaming shooting shot shoulder heft side Smell Smoke SOLDIER'S HEART sound started walking sutler talk fast tent thing thousand tobacco told took train troops Union army Union soldiers waiting wanted watched York