Seeing the elephant a story of the Civil War by Hughes, Pat

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .

Written in English

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  • Soldiers -- Fiction,
  • Brothers -- Fiction,
  • Toleration -- Fiction,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1860-1865 -- Juvenile fiction,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1860-1865 -- Fiction

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Ten-year-old Izzie wants to join the war like his older brothers and go into battle against the Confederate Army, but when he meets a Rebel soldier in a hospital, he begins to see things differently.

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Book details

StatementPat Hughes ; pictures by Ken Stark.
GenreFiction., Juvenile fiction.
ContributionsStark, Ken, ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.H87374 See 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3428296M
ISBN 100374380244
LC Control Number2005052753

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