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Book Title: Girl in Blue|
Date of issue: January 1st 2005
ISBN 13: 9781417644377
The author of the book: Ann Rinaldi
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 991 KB
Edition: Turtleback Books
Read full description of the books Girl in Blue:The official summary is:
Ever since she read "Fanny Campbell, the Female Pirate Captain" Sarah Louisa Wheelock has vowed that she will never allow a man to control her life. When her father promises her hand in marriage to their despicable neighbor Ezekiel Kunkle, Sarah knows that she has no other choice but to leave home. She cleverly disguises herself as a man and joins the Union Greys, a regiment that becomes part of the 2nd Michigan infantry during the Civil War. Sarah, known to the other soldiers as Neddy Compton, works as a male nurse. One day, while she is entertaining the wounded soldiers, General Mclellan, commander in chief of the union army, observes Sarah's talent for mimicry. Later, when Sarah is found to be a woman, Mclellan introduces her to his friend Allan Pinkerton, head of the Pinkerton Detective agency, who offers her a position as a woman operative. Sarah's first assignment is to investigate Rose Greenhow, who is thought to be a spy for the South.
In my opinion, the book is excellent. It has action, romance, and is factually correct in the portions of the story that are not fiction (i.e. Rose Greenhow was actually a spy for the South). It includes much detail about Sarah's emotions and it specifically updates the chapters with the location and time they take place. The only bad thing in this story is the ending,which is really quite terrible, and it leaves the romance part of the book in a cliff-hanger, but other than that it is an incredible book.
Read information about the authorAnn Rinaldi (b. August 27, 1934, in New York City) is a young adult fiction author. She is best known for her historical fiction, including In My Father's House, The Last Silk Dress, An Acquaintance with Darkness, A Break with Charity, and Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons. She has written a total of forty novels, eight of which were listed as notable by the ALA. In 2000, Wolf by the Ears was listed as one the best novels of the preceding twenty-five years, and later of the last one hundred years. She is the most prolific writer for the Great Episode series, a series of historical fiction novels set during the American Colonial era. She also writes for the Dear America series.
Rinaldi currently lives in Somerville, New Jersey, with her husband, Ron, whom she married in 1960. Her career, prior to being an author, was a newspaper columnist. She continued the column, called The Trentonian, through much of her writing career. Her first published novel, Term Paper, was written in 1979. Prior to this, she wrote four unpublished books, which she has called "terrible." She became a grandmother in 1991.
Rinaldi says she got her love of history from her eldest son, who brought her to reenactments. She says that she writes young adult books "because I like to write them."
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