How I Found the Strong by Margaret McMullanHow I Found the Strong by Margaret McMullan

How I Found the Strong

byMargaret McMullan

Mass Market Paperback | April 11, 2006

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In 1861 Frank “Shanks” 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 Frank’s 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 Frank’s friendship with Buck, the family slave, grows, he questions more and more who is the enemy and why the terrible war is being fought.
Margaret McMullan is the author of seven award-winning novels, including In My Mother's House, Aftermath Lounge, Sources of Light, When I Crossed No-Bob, and How I Found the Strong. She also edited the anthology Every Father's Daughter, a Parade magazine "Sizzling Summer Read." Margaret writes for both adults and young adults, and she ...
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Title:How I Found the StrongFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 0.38 inPublished:April 11, 2006Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553494929

ISBN - 13:9780553494921

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 12

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"Shank's narration is crafted with such delicacy and precision..."