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Tillie Pierce by Tanya  Anderson
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Tillie lived in Gettysburg and was in school when soldiers appeared in her town. She rushed home, and when things looked bad, a neighbor asked if Tillie would come with her and her two small daughters to her father's farm three miles out of town. This seemed like a good plan; Tillie would be safe, and the neighbor would have help with her girls. Instead, this journey took them perilously close to the fighting, and Tillie ended up ministering to the wounded who were brought to the farmhouse. This book describes the area around Gettysburg, the military action that led up to this particular battle, and the aftermath with which the people of Gettysburg had to deal. The army didn't clean up all of the dead horses, and you just can't leave those lying about in fields. Well-illustrated and attractively presented, this book is one that I am definitely purchasing. Our 8th grade travels to D.C. in the spring, with a stop at Gettysburg, and this is an excellent introduction.

While I had the E ARC and the actual digital book might be different, I found the digital version to be extremely frustrating. It would not load at all on my Nook, and turning pages on an iPad took anywhere from 12 seconds to 5 minutes and 25 minutes. Yes, I got so bored waiting that I timed it. The pictures came out very nicely on the iPad, but I read the entire newspaper while waiting for the pages to turn. Please note that this refers only to the digital ARC.
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