With Every Drop of Blood

With Every Drop of Blood

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Johnny made a promise to his father, who was wounded fighting for the South. He promised to take care of the family and not run off to fight. Without Pa, Johnny’s family can barely scrape by. But when there’s an offer to take his mules and wagon on a bold mission to supply the Rebel troops, Johnny can’t resist. Then he’s captured by a Yankee—Cush, a runaway slave. Johnny doesn’t like taking orders from a black. But he’s got no choice. He’s bound for prison camp, tormented by his broken promise and wondering what will become of his family and himself.

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ISBN-13: 9780440219835
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/01/1996
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 168,913
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

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With Every Drop of Blood 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
dthensley98 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The setting of this book is in the 1800's, during the Civil War. A boy named Johnny only 14, goes on a wagon train hauling well needed supplies to soilders,to get extra money for his family beacause his father died in the war. Johnny will endure many sights that he might not planned to see. Will he be the same agin? Was the extra job worth the money?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it in school and i really enjoyed it i would really recomend it to anyone older than10 if you really want to understand it and the full meaning. It is areally good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a stunning book about friendship during the Civil War despite the fact of race differneces the Colliers have done a great job with this book, and i recommend it to anyone who loves a story about friendship and doesn't mind a few gory war scenes
Guest More than 1 year ago
With Every Drop of Blood is a really good book. I had to read it in reading class this year and didn't want to put it down at all to do the worksheets that my teacher passed out for it. I usually don't like reading about war because it's too gory, but James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier did a wonderful job at describing the war just enough. The two authors also did an awsome job at the dialog. They made the characters talk the way you would have heard them talk if you had been right there during the Civil War. I also think the message in the book was quite clear in this book, and a meaningful one at that. I would recommend this book to young adults who would understand the dialog well and know what the characters are saying and to everyone who loves to read about historical wars, friendship, and getting to know people better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this story first when I was in the 5th grade, and just now, 4 years later it is still a good read. Very descriptive, really has a lot of feeling and emotion. I still love it, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good book on the Civil War, or even just looking for a good story to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brian Schreur Mrs. McCormack English, 8Z Book Review With Every Drop of Blood James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier Action Johnny is a southerner who lives during the Civil War. When the opportunity of a lifetime comes along, Johnny can't resist. The Colliers way to add suspense and drama to a book is unmatched. Johnny is a loving boy who only wants the best for his family. After his pa dies, he promises he wouldn't get involved with the War, but in order to provide the best, he has to disobey Pa. When he makes his journey, a few things go wrong along the way, and Johnny has to make some vital decisions that could cost his life. Throughout the book, I made connections from With Every Drop of Blood, to The Giver; and movies such as "The Gladiator." One connection that I made was when Johnny was captured, to a scene in "The Gladiator." Another connection I made was how Johnny was frightened after being caught by Confederate Soldiers. I compared that to the scene in The Giver, where Jonas is frightened on his way to Elsewhere. Although this book was really good, there were parts where the reading was difficult. Some strategies I used included: Rereading, Picturing back, asking questions, and making predictions. Most of all, I wouldn't put the book down because if there was I spot I couldn't understand, and I put the book down, I couldn't understand it later. All I would do is reread until it made sense, and then I would move on. Overall, I rate this book a nine out of ten.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was assigned to read this book for an english class and i personally had no interest in it. but after reading all the problems and situations that the lead character, johnny, goes through while befriending a black boy the same age, i couldn't put it down. all the things the two go through was worth reading and it really shows the meaning of friendship within two races and against racism. it was a great book overall, besides the few detailed battle scenes. i must-read for any teenager.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book titled'With Every Drop of Blood' is extremely well-written and is exciting. I definitely reccommend this book to anyone who likes to read about the Civil War.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent and informative novel that captivates and moves any reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book not only helped me learn about the Civil War, but it helped me learn about how people were treated because of where you were from.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago