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Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers

Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers
 

At the start of the Civil War in 1861, 15-year-old Charlie leaves his farm and enlists in the First Minnesota Volunteers. After experiencing the horrors of war, Charlie comes back a man changed forever. This stark, utterly persuasive novel of combat life ( New York Times ), by a ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780440228387
Published 1 September 2000 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Paulsen, Gary
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ISBN-13 9780440228387
ISBN-10 0440228387
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Imprint Laurel (imprint of Dell Publishing)
Publication Date 1 September 2000
International Publication Date 12 September 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Paulsen, Gary
Category Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 104mm
Height: 170mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 68g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Soldiers, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Civil War, 1861-1865
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 141155

Description of this Book

In June 1861, when the Civil War began, Charley Goddard enlisted in the First Minnesota Volunteers. He was 15. He didn't know what a shooting war meant or what he was fighting for. But he didn't want to miss out on a great adventure. The shooting war turned out to be the horror of combat and the wild luck of survival; how it feels to cross a field toward the enemy, waiting for fire. When he entered the service he was a boy. When he came back he was different; he was only 19, but he was a man with soldier's heart, later known as battle fatigue.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (Grades 6-8) 2001
NZ Review A stark, utterly persuasive novel of combat life in the Civil War that may well challenge generations of middle-school readers. -- The New York Times <br> Paulsen's storytelling is so psychologically true that readers will feel they have lived through Charley's experience. -- Publishers Weekly , Starred <br> The nightmare of the Civil War comes to the pages in this novel from Paulsen . . . based on the real-life experiences of a young enlistee. -- Kirkus Reviews , Pointer <br> The novel's spare, simple language and vivid visual images of brutality and death on the battlefield make it accessible and memorable to young people. -- Booklist , Starred

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Author's Bio

Gary Paulsen is the author of more than 100 books.

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