Across The Lines by Carolyn ReederAcross The Lines by Carolyn Reeder

Across The Lines

byCarolyn Reeder

Paperback | December 15, 1998

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Twelve-year-old Edward thought of Simon as his friend and never imagined life without his companion and slave. But when the Union army invades Virginia and takes over Edward's family's plantation, Edward's family flees to nearby Petersburg, while Simon runs toward freedom. With terrific detail and historical facts woven throughout, the author crafts a story set during the actual siege at Petersburg, complete with battle scenes, descriptions of army life on both sides of the war, and what life was like, told from the point of view of two young boys--one white and one black.
Twelve-year-old Edward thought of Simon as his friend and never imagined life without his companion and slave. But when the Union army invades Virginia and takes over Edward's family's plantation, Edward's family flees to nearby Petersburg, while Simon runs toward freedom. With terrific detail and historical facts woven throughout, the...
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Title:Across The LinesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.5 × 5.12 × 0.45 inPublished:December 15, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380730731

ISBN - 13:9780380730735

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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The American Civil War rears up again in Carolyn Reeder’s novel. Two children, one white and the other black, flee the Union army. During their flight, the boys unravel the racial tensions at the heart of the war. The author of Shades of Gray bolsters her body of powerful historical fiction with Across the Lines.

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"Black, white, male, female, rich, poor, military, and civilian -- all are represented here...This one will give [readers] another look at the faces and hearts of this most American of wars". VOYA