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The Stolen Train

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Portrays how a group of Union soldiers steal a train from the Confederates and take it to Chattanooga.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Scholastic (first published 1953)
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Another beat-up, out-dated Scholastic that turned out to be excellent…

The Story.

He knows he’s risking his life, Johnnie does. But it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that he, a fifteen year old lad was chosen to be a member of the sabotage team organized by James J. Andrews, Union spy agent.

Here’s the plan – while Andrews and his team makes it down to Marietta, Georgia, General Mitchel will prepare to assail Huntsville. Then, all in one blow, Mitchel will strike, and the Andrews’ gang will st...more
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The stolen train (Historical)

Things I liked about this book this book seems mature enough for my level of reading. Second this book is just long enough to not be considered short but not so long as to create a sense of discomfort when nearing the end of the book, just wanting to get it over with. Lastly this book is not so boring as to be considered a put down-drop dead book but still boring enough to not leave its historical genre.
Things I despised about this book: Nothing absolutely nothing t...more
It's about a boy named Johnny who joins a group trying to steal a confederate train. They're being lead by a man named Andrew. He gives them confederate clothes and confederate money. They go get the train and leave the spot. They get chased many times by confederate guards. They cut wires so the confederates can't get messages to each other. They lift rails so confederate trains can't follow. Eventually confederates catch up because the engine on The General (The stolen train) runs out of power...more
I found this book, the 1953 Scholastic Book copy, in a used clothing store. For many days, my children and I (the reader) followed this narrative. It is a really wonderful book. If it's possible to find copies and I find myself teaching middle school language arts, I would love to use this book. It is well written and an exciting read.
Fun historical fiction about soldiers who steal a Confederate train.
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