HEAR THE WIND BLOW
New York : Houghton Mifflin,
IL 5-8, RL 6.9
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his father dead and his older brother off fighting for the Confederacy,
thirteen-year-old Haswell Magruder is in charge. One cold, snowy night,
he makes a decision that changes the lives of his family. When he and his
mother and sister take in a wounded Confederate soldier, they set off a
chain of events that leave the soldier dead and their home burned to the
ground. When Haswell's mother dies of a fever, he and his little sister
set off across the Virginia countryside to find their relatives. Leaving
Rachel in their care, Haswell searches for his brother Avery in the last
days of the Civil War. In his struggles to find Avery and bring him home
amid the horrors of war, Haswell tests his strength and courage and becomes
a man. (Teresa Blankenship,
South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
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