288th out of 301 books — 308 voters
In this "taut, unusually authentic novel" (Kirkus Reviews), young Valor McAimee enters the Civil War disguised as a young southern boy and, in one fateful night, lives up to her name. 10,000print.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 7th 1996 by Puffin
(first published May 12th 1994)
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Gloria Houston, like her great-aunt Arizona, is both a teacher and a native of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Ms. Houston taught students of all ages—from kindergarten through twelfth grade—for over fifteen years. Ms. Houston has written several books for children, including the best-selling My Great-Aunt Arizona, illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb; The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tr...moreMore about Gloria Houston...