Red Moon at Sharpsburg (Paperback)

By Rosemary Wells

Speak, 9780142412053, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/5/2007)

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When the Civil War breaks out, life in the South is transformed and nothing remains the same. India Moody must summon the courage she didn’t know she had to plunge into one of the war’s most tragic and terrifying events—the Battle of Antietam, known in the South as Sharpsburg—in order to get medicine to her desperately sick father. As she struggles for survival during the Union’s brutal occupation, India gets an education in love and loss, the senseless devastation of war, and the triumph of hope in the face of despair.

About the Author

Rosemary Wells ( is the author of 120 books for children, including more than 40 about the beloved bunnies, Max and Ruby, who star in their own television show on Nick, Jr. She travels all over the country as a tireless advocate for literacy. Wells was born in New Jersey to a playwright father and ballet dancer mother who encouraged her artistic bent. She worked as an art director and designer before illustrating her first book. She is the mother of two grown daughters, Victoria and Marguerite, and grandmother to four girls.

Praise For Red Moon at Sharpsburg

This beautiful novel has the potential to become a classic. -VOYA