In fact, it's proba One child out of a hundred will love this book above all others. I kind of doubt it-unless we include the Amish. Line-listed answer key included in the back of the book. The author manages to deliver a good deal of history and through interesting juxtapositions of the protagonist is able to convey the viewpoints of both the Union and Confederate positions. The Native Americans on both sides are fighting to keep or reobtain their land.
The whole ending just seemed really anti-climatic, but maybe that's the way war really is? Stand Watie the Cherokee general who threw his support to the Confederates is an interesting character. He has an active inner life reflecting upon them. This is a whole new aspect of the Civil War that I was completely unaware of. He sends a friend by the name of Noah to inform the Washbournes. Stand Watie the Cherokee general who threw his support to the Confederates is an interesting character. Two, is historical fiction about the civil war. Although I already knew an awful lot about the Civil War, I learned a little from this book.
The first scene that made me cringe was when Jeff first meets Lucy, his Confederate love interest. The other 99 won't make it through the first chapter. Of course, Lucy is not interested in him because he a Union soldier. For middle school students and older, it makes both history and human nature shine. It was a bit long and it took me a while to read but it was well worth it. This is very well written.
The whole scene just seemed really condescending to me, and I think the novel would have been better without it. My dad was born in the 50's and raised on the stereotype that Native Americans lived in teepees. So, yes, the details of how the boys dealt with being soldiers, etc. I can say that this is still one of my all time favorite books to read and if you haven't checked it out then you might want to. The writing style wasn't my favorite, but it wasn't horrible either. We hold our breath as he survives one narrow escape after another. I'm not a history buff and don't have much interest in American history, but once I got all the terminology straight I was hooked.
Still, it was a fascinating look at the life of a young soldier, and it was a book rich with detail and complicated and fleshed-out characters. After all, it's Jeff's prejudices that we're dealing with here, but after thinking about it, I changed my mind. More importantly, the way the main character was written gave me a new perspective on what I already knew. It went on to win the 1958 John Newbery Medal and the 1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. This makes quite a t Newbery books are a special breed, and this oldie-but-goodie rings true.
My first inclination is to say that this is simply character racism. GradeSaver, 30 May 2015 Web. The writing style wasn't my favorit This is a different take on a civil war novel. Anyway, Keith's acceptance speech isn't that interesting. Rifles for Watie holds up remarkably well on this front.
Finally, he is set up against the Southern Army and he finds it is not the glorious adventure he thought it would be. He learned how it felt never to have enough to eat, to forage for his food or starve. The other 99 won't make it through the first chapter. One literature guide per quarter is recommended 3-5 per year depending on speed. In this case, Harold Keith wasn't racist, only regionalist.
He goes on the run back to his army while being hunted down and finally makes it back to the Union side. For it's length, it's a very readable, usually exciting novel. I think he had me after first mention of lice. He is holding on to life, so that he can see a Union soldier coming to liberate his people before he dies. His protagonist of Jeff Bussey from Linn County, Kansas, I recalled once reading by Harold Keith when I was a kid probably over my summer vacation.
Lucy was so beautiful that it redefined Jeff's definition of beauty. I was pleasantly reminded of it and another sentimental favorite, while reading David Donald's. It was a decent book but I felt it was more worded for beginner readers even though it was pretty long. We applauded him when he chooses the higher road. I would recommend this book about the civil war to everyone who loves a good story. It's not as prejudiced against Native Americans as one would assume from the cover. It keeps things interesting, but there is not too much that it distracts from the book's primary intention.
Total Language Plus: Literature Inspired Comprehensive Language Arts Curriculum is a Christian literature-based language arts program. This is very well written. There aren't many decent children's books out there that follow a young soldier around through the entire Civil War, and the ones that do exist are all set in the eastern part of the U. Newbery Winner 1958 This is an exceptionally well written novel. I can feel how much work was put into this book. First, let me say that I get what is good about this book. In fact, we are more than halfway through the book before any plot of any sort begins to emerge and the book stops looking like a novelized set of journal entries.