Ghosts of the Civil War

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 1, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Lindsey thinks the Civil War is just another dull moment in our nation's history -- until she meets the ghost of Willie Lincoln. He takes her back in time to witness the war firsthand. Lindsey watches in awe as the Yankee and the Rebels battle at Fort Sumter and as General Lee surrenders at the Appomattox. And just as the war is ending, the tragic assassination of President Lincoln occurs before her eyes. When she returns to present, Lindsey realizes "the Civil War is a whole lot more than cannons and flags and stuff." With Harness's vivid illustrations, compelling dialogue, and detailed timelines, any young reader will realize it too.

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

Reason for Reading: Read aloud as part of our history curriculum. Summary: A girl is at a Civil War battle reenactment with her parents, grumpy and bored when she is visited by a boy, the ghost of ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Cheryl Harness lives in Independence, Missouri. As an author and illustrator, she is known for her engaging approach to history, seen in such books as Our Colonial Year; Mary Walker Wears the Pants; Young Abe Lincoln; George Washington; Spymaster; Three Young Pilgrims, Ghosts of the White House; and Remember the Ladies.

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