Moon Over Tennessee (Hardcover)
A Boy's Civil War Journal
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780395912089, 64pp.
Publication Date: March 26, 1999
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Praise For Moon Over Tennessee: A Boy's Civil War Journal…
In free verse diary entries, Crist-Evans captures a 13-year-old boy's vision of the Civil War. The lyrical collage of men and war invites comparison with Gary Paulsen's Soldier's Heart (Booklist's Top of the List choice for 1998), and it holds its own. It is less graphic but equally moody and reflective. Because the narrator works in camp and away from the front lines, the violence is seen only at a distance: "Down by the creek the wounded lie in rows / like pine logs at the mill in Silver Bluff".... An evocative book, written with language so vibrant it begs to be read aloud.
May 15, 1999 Booklist, ALA