From Slave to Soldier

Based on a True Civil War Story

From Slave to Soldier

(Part of Ready-to-Reads)
Illustrated by: Brian Floca
For Ages: 6 - 8
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Johnny loves his uncle and his master's mule, but he hates being a slave. So when he's asked to join the Union army, he accepts. Being a soldier is hard work, and Johnny wonders if he made the right choice. But when the army needs him, Johnny knows it's up to him to come to the rescue!
  • Simon Spotlight | 
  • 48 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689839665 | 
  • January 2007 | 
  • Grades 1 - 3 | 
  • Lexile ® 460L
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Deborah Hopkinson
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Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the International Reading Association Award, Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and Apples to Oregon, a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt for the Night. She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com.

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