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In the words of PW's starred review, Newbery Medalist Fleischman's fictional treatment of this Civil War battle "relies on individual voices to give a human face to history. The result is at once intimate and sweeping, a heartbreaking and remarkably vivid portrait." Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Grade 5 Up. Through the alternating viewpoints of 16 characters from various walks of life, readers gain insight into the first battle of the Civil War and into the nature of war in general. Poignant, dramatic cameos seamlessly woven together make for compelling historical fiction.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Very good book!! my 13 year old son don't like to read a lot but He loves to read this bookPublished 1 month ago by Noemi Intravaia
Fleischman tells the story of the battle of Bull Run through the stories of 16 different individuals. Read morePublished 5 months ago by CJG
Great read aloud - told from differing perspectives. Put this book in your U.S. History book nook!Published 5 months ago by Carol A
Really good book. Fast read. Gives insight into what war was like to not just soldiers but the families who sent there loved ones to war in the Civil war.Published 7 months ago by Leanne
It was so refreshing how this book was so real a listc and I am in the 5th grade
It's part of my history curriculum and is wonderful!!!! Literacy across the content areas!!!!