Osborne, Mary Pope.
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER : VIRGINIA'S
DIARY, GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, 1863.
New York : Scholastic, 2000.
IL 3-6, RL 4.6
is one of the journals in the “My America”, “A Dear America book” series.
The townsfolk of Gettysburg, Pa., have heard that a huge Confederate Army
is marching towards their town. A young girl, Virginia Dickens, has
been left in the care of the Rev. McCully’s family while her father and
older brother Jed hurry to help her uncle hide his horses from the Rebels.
Jed, who is a journalist, leaves Virginia a diary, a blank book, and tells
her to write what she sees and experiences while he is gone. This exciting
book shows this major battle from a girl's point-of-view, as she tries
to understand the amazing events of the battle and its aftermath.
Will Virginia be reunited with her family, will she ever be able to show
her brother the journal she kept at his request? This book is a real
page-turner! (Jean Bellavance firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)
Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863 -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
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