A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

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Abrams, Sep 15, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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Historical fiction at its best, this novel by bestselling author Marissa Moss tells the story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man named Frank Thompson during the Civil War. Among her many adventures, she was a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, and was captured by (and escaped from) the Confederates. The novel is narrated by Sarah, offering readers an in-depth look not only at the Civil War but also at her journey to self-discovery as she grapples with living a lie and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers. Using historical materials to build the foundation of the story, Moss has crafted a captivating novel for the YA audience. The book includes a Civil War timeline, archival photos, a glossary of names, and a detailed note on sources.

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User Review  - abbylibrarian - LibraryThing

A compelling novel based on true events, the story of Sarah Edmonds will captivate any history buff. The pacing is a great mix of battle action and a historical story you can sink your teeth into ... Read full review

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Disclaimer straight up: I was supplied a gratis ebook ARC of the book through NetGalley. I desperately wish this book had existed twenty years ago when I was twelve and utterly obsessed with the Civil ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Marissa Moss has written and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Amelia's Notebook series, the picture book Nurse, Soldier, Spy, and a middle-grade novel, The Pharaoh's Secret. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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