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Osborne, Mary Pope.
New York : Scholastic, 2000.
IL 3-6, RL 4.6
ISBN 0439153077
This is one of the journals in the “My America”, “A Dear America book” series. The townsfolk of Gettysburg, Pa., have heard that a huge Confederate Army is marching towards their town.  A young girl, Virginia Dickens, has been left in the care of the Rev. McCully’s family while her father and older brother Jed hurry to help her uncle hide his horses from the Rebels.  Jed, who is a journalist, leaves Virginia a diary, a blank book, and tells her to write what she sees and experiences while he is gone. This exciting book shows this major battle from a girl's point-of-view, as she tries to understand the amazing events of the battle and its aftermath.  Will Virginia be reunited with her family, will she ever be able to show her brother the journal she kept at his request?  This book is a real page-turner!  (Jean Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)
SUBJECTS:     Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863 -- Fiction.
                        United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Fiction.
                        Diaries -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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