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All Their Names Were Courage

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Black Bess.
Kangaroo.
Burns.
Traveller.
All the horses of the Civil War.
And Belle,
the Burd family's mare.
Sallie Burd loves horses. She wants to know everything about them. What she's going to find out is that all their names are Courage.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published September 2nd 2003 by Greenwillow Books (first published September 1st 2003)
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Paula
Aug 13, 2011 Paula rated it really liked it
Quick read, civil war horses, written in the forms of letters written brother and sister during civil war, Kentucky
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An historical novel, set during the Civil War, told in the form of letters over the course of three years, as eleven year old Sally Burd corresponds with her brother William, a Union soldier away at war. Sally writes to her brother that she and her friend Isaac have decided to write a book about the horses of Generals fighting in the war, illustrated by Isaac. She writes a letter of introduction and sends copies off to 19 generals, on both sides of the war. Here is an excerpt of that letter:

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Lisa Overberg
Oct 26, 2013 Lisa Overberg rated it really liked it
Sally and her friend Isaac (both eleven and one half years old!) take on the task of corresponding with the generals of the civil war in order to write a book about the experience of their war horses. It is written in the form of letters and journals, so would be a good book to teach this genre and style form. It does not take sides with the war but simply conveys one family's experience and the desire to record the courage of the horses who fought in the war.

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Good Children's book for the Civil War era
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He choice it from the cover, I think. :)
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