The Silent Witness: A True Story Of The Civil War by Robin FriedmanThe Silent Witness: A True Story Of The Civil War by Robin Friedman

The Silent Witness: A True Story Of The Civil War

byRobin FriedmanIllustratorClaire A. Nivola

Paperback | June 16, 2008

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At the beginning of the Civil War, Lula McLean's family home in Manassas, Virginia, is taken over by the Confederate army and used as its headquarters. Forced to flee by the oncoming Union army, Lula and her family and her favorite rag doll move south to a small village called Appomattox Court House. Then one day in 1865, Lula left her doll behind, and what happened next made history.
Robin Friedman is an advertising copywriter and freelance writer for several newspapers and magazines in New Jersey. The Silent Witness is her first children's book with Houghton Mifflin. Ms. Nivola has written and illustrated several children's books, including Planting the Trees of Kenya . She lives with her family in Ne...
Title:The Silent Witness: A True Story Of The Civil WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.15 inPublished:June 16, 2008Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547014368

ISBN - 13:9780547014364

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Editorial Reviews

"Friedman’s economical text clearly shows how the Civil War touched the life of a young child. The watercolor-and-gauche illustrations and folk-art style add a sense of comfort to the turmoil and destruction of the war." School Library Journal"This picture book set during the Civil War emphasizes the ways in which warfare can touch an individual. . . . The finely executed watercolor and gouache paintings, reminiscent of primitive art, accentuate the idea that this war was an intimate part of everyday life in the South." -- Horn Book Horn Book