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9780374380243

Seeing the Elephant A Story of the Civil War

  • ISBN 13:

    9780374380243

  • ISBN 10:

    0374380244

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/18/2007
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Summary

Young Izzie wishes he could join the Union Army with his brothers, Ario and Cal. He wonders what it would be like to "see the elephant"--soldier talk for going into battle for the first time. But it seems the closest Izzie will ever get to battle is visiting wounded soldiers at a Washington, D.C., hospital, where his aunt works as an Army nurse. When Izzie meets a wounded Rebel soldier who will soon be sent to prison, he realizes that the war may not be as simple as he once believed, and "seeing the elephant" takes on a whole new meaning. Based on family history, Pat Hughes's beautifully crafted story is complemented by Ken Stark's exceptional watercolor paintings.

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