From Slave to Soldier

Based on a True Civil War Story

Illustrated by Brian Floca
(Part of Ready-to-Reads)
LIST PRICE $4.99

About The Book

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!

About The Author

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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 (January 2007)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689839665
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Lexile ® 460L

Awards and Honors

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award

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