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Drummer Boy : Marching to the Civil War (original 1998; edition 1998)

by Ann Warren Turner (Author), Mark Hess (Illustrator)

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Title:Drummer Boy : Marching to the Civil War
Authors:Ann Warren Turner (Author)
Other authors:Mark Hess (Illustrator)
Info:New York : HarperCollins, c1998 (1st printing)
Collections:Your library, All Children's Books, Unowned, Library Books
Rating:****
Tags:1998, Picture Book, Learning History, Civil War, @scanned cover, @Library, @unowned, @ELC borrowed, @Hamilton Elementary, editing, ED1

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Drummer Boy: Marching to the Civil War by Ann Warren Turner (1998)

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it is during civil war, American male children volunteer in war to protect their country. They sacrified a lot but never made their name. Their contribute and sacrifices to our country should be acknowlege. They like other soldier who endure post trauma after the war. ( )
  thuvan0301 | Feb 14, 2013 |
Quick, short story about 13 yr old boy going off to war and realizing at the end that there were things he never should have seen. Nice illustrations.
  kathrynmichaud | Oct 6, 2011 |
Inspirational story about very young boy who goes to war to serve his country and for freedom. He becomes a drummer boy for the army and he leads the soldiers to fight by the beat of his drum. The drum beating is not only lifting the spirits of the soldiers as as are about to fight but also muffles the sound of death for the boy. The illustrations are real pieces of art, hand drawn and oil painted, absolutely stunning. Great to incorporate into a history lesson about the American Civil War, freedom, and bravery. ( )
  mmwrigh3 | Sep 26, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060276967, Hardcover)

A thirteen-year old boy lies about his age to join the Union forces during America's bloodiest war. No matter what happens, a drummer boy in the Civil War must keep playing his drum to relay orders and rally spirits. He doesn't fight, but he sees it all: from the glow of the camp fire to the glare of battle, the drummer boy watches the friendships that war creates and then breaks apart. Ann Turner's powerful text and Mark Hess's stunning artwork reveal the drama and heartache of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a boy not too young to be a hero.

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A thirteen-year-old soldier, coming of age during the American Civil War, beats his drum to raise tunes and spirits and muffle the sounds of the dying.

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