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Hughes, Pat.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
IL 3-6, RL 4.0
ISBN 0374380244
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Let's go see the elephant.  Now that sounds like you are going to the circus.  But back during the Civil War, it meant getting into the war and fighting.  Israel is 10 years old and he is anxious to go see the elephant just as his two older brothers have done.  But he is too young.   He worries that the South will be defeated before he gets a chance to fight them.   But will Israel still feel that way when his brother returns hurt?  And when he gets to meet a wounded Confederate soldier?
SUBJECTS:      United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
                        Soldiers -- Fiction.
                        Brothers -- Fiction.
                        Toleration -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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