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John Lincoln Clem : Civil War Drummer Boy
by E. F. Abbott and Steven Noble


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Meet the youngest person to fight in the civil war in this middle grade historical fiction novel, part of the Based on a True Story series.

Do you have what it takes to run off and join the army, leaving your family behind? That's what John Lincoln Clem, a nine-year-old boy living in Ohio, does as the American Civil War rages on.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Meet the youngest person to fight in the civil war in this middle grade historical fiction novel, part of the Based on a True Story series.

Do you have what it takes to run off and join the army, leaving your family behind? That's what John Lincoln Clem, a nine-year-old boy living in Ohio, does as the American Civil War rages on.

In 1861, Johnny sneaks onto a train filled with men from the 3rd Ohio Union Regiment, determined to fight for his country. Taken in by the older soldiers, Johnny becomes a drummer boy - not to mention the youngest person to serve in the war. Living a soldier's life, Johnny experiences the brutalities of battle and the hunger and illness in between. Eventually he is captured by the Confederates, imprisoned, and then sent home a hero.

"John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy" by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb writing as E. F. Abbott, with illustrations by Steven Noble, is a fascinating novel for young readers, featuring black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout. This book has Common Core connections.

The Based on a True Story books by E. F. Abbott are exciting historical fiction stories about real children who lived through extraordinary times in American History.

"Johnny s pluck, erstwhile patriotism, and sheer determination make him a likable and sympathetic hero. . . . the blend of strong story and illustrations brings to life a unique Civil War tale." -"Booklist"

"In one of four titles launching the Based on a True Story series, Abbott (a pseudonym for author Kristin O Donnell Tubb) profiles the youngest known soldier in the American Civil War.... Twenty short chapters, interwoven with archival photos and Noble s line drawings, depict the grueling realities of a being a Civil War soldier...while dashes of hope...help keep this war story palatable for younger audiences." -"Publishers Weekly""

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250104335
  • ISBN-10: 1250104335
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 192
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Based on a True Story

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Boys & Men

 
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