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Across the lines

Author: Carolyn Reeder
Publisher: New York, New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1997. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Edward, the son of a white plantation owner, and his black house servant and friend Simon witness the siege of Petersburg during the Civil War. A powerful new Civil War novel by the author of Shades of Gray. Twelve-year-old Edward never imagined life without his young companion and servant, Simon. But when the Union army arrives at the plantation, Simon "runs off" to freedom, and Edward's family flees to Petersburg.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Juvenile works
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reeder, Carolyn.
Across the lines.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1997
(OCoLC)756478642
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Reeder
ISBN: 0689811330 9780689811333
OCLC Number: 35390868
Target Audience: Interest age level : Ages 8-12.
Description: 220 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Carolyn Reeder.

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Edward, the son of a white plantation owner, and his black house servant and friend Simon witness the siege of Petersburg during the Civil War. A powerful new Civil War novel by the author of Shades of Gray. Twelve-year-old Edward never imagined life without his young companion and servant, Simon. But when the Union army arrives at the plantation, Simon "runs off" to freedom, and Edward's family flees to Petersburg. Soon Petersburg is under siege and Edward is unnerved by the constant shelling. But when desperate courage enables him to save his brother's life, Edward begins to recognize his inner strength. Meanwhile, Simon earns his keep with the Union army and realizes that freedom can be lonely. He faces loss, danger, and hostility and begins to wonder if he'll ever truly belong. Told from alternate points of view, Across the Lines explores the importance of friendship and choice as two boys struggle to understand the meaning of courage and freedom

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