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Children in the Civil War Review by Heather W. Allen

Bellerophon Books
P.O. Box 21307
Santa Barbara, CA 93121

The Civil War officially began on April 12, 1861 with the firing upon Fort Sumter, and ended on April 9, 1865 with the surrender of General Robert E. Lee. During this four-year period everyone was affected, young and old alike.

Our family loves ready about this period of our country's history, but rarely have we glimpsed this time of war through the eyes of the children. "Children in the Civil War" is a collection, in part, of contemporary newspaper stories and anecdotes, with incredible illustrations by military historian Alan Archambault, of some of those children.

If you enjoy reading aloud as a family, this book is sure to be enjoyed by all. If you enjoy reading by yourself, children and adults will find this book filled with stories that capture the hearts and imagination. If you have a reluctant young historian, that is, a child who is not yet excited about history, this book might be just the catalyst to foster that excitement. And, the accompanying illustrations serve to paint a picture from which an imagination can spring. They are, in essence, frosting on the cake.

I highly recommend "Children in the Civil War" for any family. It would also be a great gift idea. With 27 different stories, and many illustrations, you will enjoy many evenings of Civil War memories as told by the children.

--Product Review by: Heather W. Allen, TOS Senior Analyst, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine