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Bull Run by Paul Fleischman

Bull Run (edition 1996)

by Paul Fleischman (Author)

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Northerners, Southerners, generals, couriers, dreaming boys, and worried sisters describe the glory, the horror, the thrill, and the disillusionment of the first battle of the Civil War.
Title:Bull Run
Authors:Paul Fleischman (Author)
Info:Silver Burdett Ginn (1996), Edition: Simon & Schuster ed, 102 pages
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Confusing with the perspectives shifting so much while trying to listen. Should have read it instead ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
Confusing with the perspectives shifting so much while trying to listen. Should have read it instead ( )
  Andy_DiMartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
What a wonderful book to about the first major battle of the Civil War. In it the background and perspectives of the start of the Civil War is viewed through the eyes of 16 different people - some from the north and others from the south. Their lives intersect in powerful ways and the story allows its readers to view history through the multiple perspectives of the people involved. There is action, fear, hope, and light hearted moments too.

I think this is a fabulous book to use either in an ELA or Social Studies class to help introduce the topic of the Civil War. Even though this is a fictional story, the events and perspectives are based in historical facts. I think there are many tools that teachers can use with this book - such as, reading for multiple perspectives, helping students understand that a person's background influences their perspective and motivation, as well as shedding light on the complexities of war and its consequences. This is a wonderful book to use for readers theatre as well. I think this book as the opportunity to bring the Civil War to life in a meaningful way, that will encourage readers toward further exploration and inquires about this important war. ( )
  zsvandyk | Jun 6, 2015 |
Told from the point of view of an 11 year old boy. I liked the pace of this book. ( )
  CelenaM511 | Dec 4, 2013 |
Bull Run
In 1994 a book was made by Paul Fleischman called Bull Run. Bull Run is a historical fiction book about the war between the southerners and the Yankees. The book Bull run was very interesting because it was about the civil war and what was about the war and what happened and what was going on during the war.
Bull Run is about what was happening during the civil war. Toby Boyce was the main character of Bull Run. He is 11 years old and he is a southerner. His goal is to kill a Yankee because there in a war together and they want to win the war against the north.
Bull Run is about the southerners hating the northerners. The south hated the north because the north was the rich and had more power over the south. The north hated the south because the south wanted slavery and the north didn’t like that. So they had a war against each other called Bull Run.
The author did achieve his purpose because the setting was about how the south hated the north and that really happened in the war. The author wrote this book in a mean way like how the war stared between the north and the south how they hated each other. The north had more power over the south from having more money better equipment than the south. And the south was the weak because they had no equipment and no money to fight in the war. I thought the book was cool because that’s really why the north and south went to war against each other. The book was really good because I like war books and this talked about the war a lot. This book would be good for people who like wars and nonfiction books. I would rate this book an 8 because I like war books but it was kind of hard to understand.
The book Bull Run was a very good book at the end because It got into the war a lot more. ( )
  chow3 | May 17, 2013 |
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Deborah Zink (Children's Literature)
Coiled by time and the battle at Bull Run, these are separate monologues from folks whose lives were forever altered by the Civil War. Together the eight fictional accounts from Southerners and the eight from Northerners tell a whole story of pain, loyalty, and disillusionment. This unforgettable lesson encourages youngsters to approach a situation with the knowledge that there are more than two sides to each story; there are as many accounts as there are witnesses. This book will provide insight as well as fine material for student drama. 1994, HarperCollins, $14.00, $14.89 and $4.95. Ages 10 up.

added by kthomp25 | editChildren's Literature, Deborah Zink
Betsy Hearne (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, March 1993 (Vol. 46, No. 7))
In a sequence of sixty one- to two-page narratives, fifteen fictional characters (and one real general) recount their experiences during the Civil War. A few encounter each other, most meet unawares or not at all, but they have in common a battle, Bull Run, that affects-and sometimes ends-their lives. The writing is clean and the idea clear, but too many tracks muddy the water. Some individuals appear three times, some six, but the broad interspersion makes the identity of each difficult to remember and the development of various scenarios hard to follow. The advantage of such a large cast is, of course, the broadly represented range of society, from a bewildered general to a photographer who gets involved in the fighting to a slave determined to follow her freedom where it leads her. Students who perform the work on stage or as readers' theater, which is suggested in an endnote, will have the advantage of visual portrayals to help sort things out, and any reader will find an absorbing amount of information personalized in these all too brief accounts. Ad--Additional book of acceptable quality for collections needing more material in the area. (c) Copyright 1993, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1993, Geringer/HarperCollins, 104p, $13.89 and $14.00. Grades 5-7.

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