Soldier's Heart

Soldier's Heart

Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers

By Gary Paulsen

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385324984, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 1998


Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart.  Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen.  In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War.

About the Author

Paulsen is the author of more than 100 books, including the critically-acclaimed Nightjohn and Sarny.