The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier: Virginia, 1863

The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier: Virginia, 1863

by Jim Murphy

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Newbery Honor author Jim Murphy portrays the brave and rigorous army life of a 16-year-old Union soldier who has been ordered by his commanding officer to keep a written record of "G" Company during the most brutal years of the Civil War.

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ISBN-13: 9780590438148
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Series: My Name Is America Series
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier: Virginia, 1863 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
sgerbic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reviewed Jan 2007 The Civil War will be my focus for the next 5 months, so I plan on reading everything I can about the era. Hopefully everything will sink with each other. Besides the fact that James Pease wrote far to well and too detailed his story seems accurate. I noticed this right away when he mentions not being able to sleep before a battle. The story of Jame seeing a dead Reb leaning against a tree that was about his same age and appearance was very real and thoughtful. I can see how the horrors could all be forgotten but one image can haunt you. I'm glad that the author chose to use the "n" word at least once but waited till nearly the end of the book when the reader is already hooked. Readers should know that this word as well as the beatings were common. I'm sure the author put lots of thought into its placement. 1-2007
gesseppy More than 1 year ago
If you haven't yet you need to read this book. It is an extremely exiting tale of a 16-year old Civil War Soldier with some interesting twists.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My story is about James Edmound Pease. James gets separated from his lines when a big explosion hits near by him. He gets knocked out by the explosion. Then he finds a slave's shack. The slave's name was Sally and she let him in and James wanted to get back to his lines and the slaves wanted freedom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book. It gives (almost) a first hand view of the civil war battles. it is suspenseful at times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book! My son grabs anything that Jim Murphy writes, and then we read them together and talk about them. Mr. Murphy is a wonderful writer who really brings history to life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who enjoyed Ken Burns' monumental video series on The Civil War will appreciate the unique approach of this book. It is a personal, searing view of the war through the fictional diary of a 16-year-old boy in a Union regiment, and is based on the real diaries of Civil War soldiers. It combines a superb account of a boy's coming of age and emotional growth with his trials under the literal fire of the most ghastly conditions of war imaginable. Especially notable are the unsparing accounts of the era's primitive medical practices and intense physical suffering of the wounded. Blazing and unforgettable. Highly recommended for adolescent and adult readers alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son and daughter and I just read this before a trip to Gettysburg. I don't think anything they've encountered about the Civil War has touched them the way this book. It was an ideal way to present the War before our trip. I highly recommend it. It made the history come alive!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really helped me understand the meaning of The Civil War. Although The Journal of Scott Collins was a five star too it was not as good as this book