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Paperback Broken Drum Book

ISBN: 1572490276

ISBN13: 9781572490277

Broken Drum

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Book Overview

This story of Charley King, a 12-year-old drummer boy from Pennsylvania, who is caught up in the excitement and patriotism during the early stages of the Civil War, is based on an actual person. Mustered into Company F of the Pennsylvania 49th Volunteers in September 1861, his journey begins with the defense of Washington as part of Major General George McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Charley is involved in the transport of that huge army down the...

Customer Reviews

2 ratings

Fantastic story-telling. I cried at the end.

This is a book for all age readers. I picked it to read a few pages to grad students in my reading methods class as a tradebook that could be used to teach local area (VA/MD/PA) history, realistic way of portraying war, character development, or just a good read. Thank goodness I read it ahead of time--I cried at the ending. Beautifully told with uplifting ending even tho' the main character dies in battle (as he did in real life).

This was a great book.

Through suspense and and comedy this book portrays a realistic character. When you read this book you feel like you are right there. Charley seems just like the hundreds of young men who jumped at the chance to serve their country. Written by Edith Morris Hemingwy, I would recommend this book any day.
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