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The Cemetery Keepers of Gettysburg


Book Description
It was a hot and buggy afternoon in the summer of 1862, when Peter Thorn, the cemetery tender of Gettysburg, left his pregnant wife and three small sons to join the Union army. In his absence, his family would bear witness to the most ferocious and bloody battle of the Civil War.
On July 1, 1863, a shell exploded in the Thorn's kitchen when the brutal Battle of Gettysburg began. The cannons ... More
Book Information
PublisherWalker and Company
BindingHardcover (5 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
ISBN-10B001G8WHA6
Publication Date04/03/2007
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About Linda Oatman High (Author) : Linda Oatman High is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Linda Oatman High include Planet Pregnancy, Tenth Avenue Cowboy, The Girl on the Hig... more
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About Laura Francesca Filippucci (Illustrator) : I was born in Milano, Italy, in 1963, the year of "Where the wild things are" by Maurice Sendak...That fabulous book is one of my earliest recollections.I was always good at drawing. When I was in kin... more
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3/21/2008 Lois Szymansski said: What happens when the cemetery keeper in Gettysburg goes to war and his pregnant wife promises to take care of the burials? How can she keep that promise when thousands are killed during the Battles of Gettysburg? A heartwrenching tale in verse.
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