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Cry of Courage
Cry of Courage (Between Two Flags #1)
by Lee Roddy
When war between the North and South breaks out, lives are devastated. Gideon Tugwell, determined to become a writer, must work the farm harder than ever now that his brother has enlisted. Emily Lodge arrives from Illinois to live with her adoptive parents at a Southern Plantation and finds that being a Yankee girl with strong abolitionist views isn't going to be easy. And ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 212 pages
Published December 31st 1999 by Thorndike Press
(first published June 1998)
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Apr 22, 2015 Leah Cossette rated it liked it · review of another edition
I read this whole series when I was a kid, and loved it. Centers on three characters during the civil war: Emily, a well-off union sympathizer, Gideon, a poor southerner, and Nat, a slave who dreams of freedom. The three storylines weave together seamlessly, mixing history and adventure. Great reading for both boys and girls (my brother struggled with reading, and he loved these books as much as I did).
Jan 21, 2012 Priscilla Schelling rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I was absolutely taken by this wonderful book! I read this story as a child and became completely enthralled in the Civil War from then on. I also enjoy the spiritual aspect of the story. The historical fiction through several different perspectives creates a wonderful scope for what people (and children as well) went through during this time period!
A very good read of three views on the Civil War; this book is written through the eyes of Emily, a teen aged abolitionist who is living with her southern, slave holding relatives, Nat, a slave bent on running away, and Gideon, the second oldest of a family of southern 'dirt farmers'. I found this book had an interesting perspective on all sides of the war.
Other Books in the Series
Between Two Flags (6 books)