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- DescriptionTen-year-old Tommy and his sister Annie are intrigued by the new soldiers arriving in their Georgia town. Since the Civil War started, wounded men waiting to be treated at the local church-turned-hospital have been coming in by droves. When Tommy sees a soldier drop his tebook, he sends his dog, Samson, to fetch it. Tommy soon meets the soldier and is faced with the hardest decision he's ever had to make: whether or t he should help a Yankee escape to freedom.Filled with intriguing suspense and tackling difficult questions about slavery, this story, told in accessible short chapters, will appeal to history buffs as well as those who appreciate a faithful dog.
- Author BiographyLaurie Myers is the author of several well-received books for intermediate readers, including Lewis and Clark and Me and collections of stories that she collaborated on with her mother Betsy Byars and sister, Betsy Duffey: My Dog, My Hero ; Dog Diaries ; and Cat Diaries. Ms. Myers lives with her family in Augusta, Georgia. Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children, including The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest and Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight by Kathleen Krull. She graduated from Brigham Young University and now lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
- Author(s)Laurie Myers
- PublisherHenry Holt & Company
- Date of Publication07/06/2011
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHenry Holt & Company
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight218 g
- Width134 mm
- Height189 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Illustrator(s)Amy June Bates
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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