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How I Found the Strong: A Civil War Story Margaret McMullan

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Author: McMullan, Margaret
ISBN: 9780553494921 Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

In 1861 Frank ÒShanksÓ Russell wishes he was old enough to fight for the South alongside his pa and big brother. But Frank is too young, skinny, and weak, and is left behind with his mother and grandparents. Life in Mississippi was simple before the war between North and South. Now FrankÕs boyhood is gone forever, along with his dreams of heroic battles. The shortages and horrors of war reach his home as he scrounges for food and water, and sees both Confederate and enemy soldiers at their worst. As time goes by and FrankÕs friendship with Buck, the family slave, grows, he questions more and more who is the enemy and why the terrible war is being fought.

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