Billy and the Rebel

Based on a True Civil War Story

Illustrated by Brian Floca
(Part of Ready-to-Reads)
LIST PRICE $6.99

About The Book

This story is based on the life of Billy Bayly, a real boy who lived in Pennsylvania during the Civil War and had an unlikely friendship with a Southern soldier.

About The Author

Photo Credit:

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (March 2006)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689833960
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Lexile ® 490L

Awards and Honors

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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