Robert Henry Hendershot

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Robert Henry Hendershot

By Susan E. Goodman; Doris Ettlinger (Illustrator)

Aladdin, Paperback, 9780689849800, 64pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2003



Over his mother's objections Robert Henry Hendershot has joined the Union Army as a drummer boy. He wants to see battle and capture a confederate soldier -- but his company commander says he's too young and removes him from the pontoon carrying troops across the Rappahannock to face the rebels at Fredericksburg.

Can Robert find a way to become a hero?

About the Author
SUSAN E. GOODMAN is the author of more than thirty nonfiction books for children, including "How Do You Burp in Space?"; "See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House";"All in Just One Cookie", an ALA Notable Book; and "On This Spot", a "Washington Post "Top Picture Book of the Year. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Doris Ettlinger, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Warren County, New Jersey.