Across the Lines

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Harper Collins, Dec 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
4 Reviews
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  - Miss Amanda - Goodreads

gr 5-9 219pgs 1864-1865 Petersburg, Virginia. When Union soldiers evict his family from their plantation home, 12 year old Edward, his mother, sister, and his older brother Duncan travel to Petersburg ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jakera Kimble - Goodreads

Im reading this book, so far im on page 21 and i think its alsome , and i really enjoy learning about the Civil war and what happen back then when i was not alive. Read full review

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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