Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run

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Click for availability and more informationStonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run, by Michael Hemphill and Sam Riddleburger
 
12 year-old Stonewall Hinkleman's T-shirt says it all --"Are we having fun yet?". Stonewall is dragged once again to the Civil War reenactments his parents love. Forced again to be in uniform (Confederate of course, since Stonewall is named after his dad's favorite Southern General ). To reenact again The Battle of Bull Run (the one his great-great-great uncle died in after being shot in the.....well Stonewall doesn't even want to think about it). But this time, when Stonewall leads the charge, the battle cry of the bugle transports him back to The Battle of Bull Run. There, Stonewall discovers that war is definitely not boring, that his ancestor is more heroic than he could have imagined, and most importantly --that someone is trying to change the outcome of the war. It's up to Stonewall to keep history on the right path and try to get back to the future. Putting a present day tween into the Civil War allows the reader to appreciate both the humorous and serious differences between modern life and life in the late 1800's. For grades 4 and up.
-Deirdre

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