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The Perilous Road by William O. Steele

The Perilous Road

by William O. Steele

Other authors: Jean Fritz (Introduction), Paul Galdone (Illustrator)

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Fourteen-year-old Chris, bitterly hating the Yankees for invading his Tennessee mountain home, learns a difficult lesson about the waste of war and the meaning of tolerance and courage when he reports the approach of a Yankee supply troop to the Confederates, only to learn that his brother is probably part of that troop.… (more)



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Well written historical fiction by a great author. Follows a young boy in Tennessee through 2-3 days during the Civil War, and during his own crisis of conviction.
  wunderlong88 | Sep 12, 2017 |
Follows a young boy in Tennessee through 2-3 days during the Civil War, and during his own crisis of conviction. Nicely written; this one would be an excellent middle grade read under the 'conflicts are not all black-and-white' type umbrella. ( )
  electrascaife | Sep 2, 2016 |
The Yankees have come to his part of Tennessee and Chris isn't happy about it. They take his family's only horse and all the food they worked so hard to store for winter. He wants revenge, and in trying to gain it, realizes that he may be endangering his own brother. ( )
  lilibrarian | Sep 7, 2010 |
Chris is a confederate through and through. He discovers that war is more than a battle of ideas when he reports a vanguard of Yankees moving through the woods near his Tennessee home and finds that his brother is part of the Yankee troop. In his attempt to warn his brother, Chris meets the dreaded Yankees soldiers and learns how much all men have in common. Published in 1958 a recommend JF classic. ( )
  cpotter | May 13, 2009 |
Well-written kid war fiction, although the emphatic statement that war always makes every man do wrong is a stretch. Not as good as Rifles for Waitie or Across Five Aprils, though.
  mebrock | Dec 2, 2008 |
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Fritz, JeanIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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