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Title:
Shades of gray
Author:
Reeder, Carolyn.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Aladdin Paperbacks, 1999.

©1989
Physical Description:
152 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
At the end of the Civil War, twelve-year-old Will, having lost all his immediate family, reluctantly leaves his city home to live in the Virginia countryside with his aunt and the uncle he considers a "traitor" because he refused to take part in the war.
General Note:
"Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award"--Cover.

"Aladdin historical fiction"--Cover.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
800 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 6.0 6028.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.5 9 Quiz: 10245 Guided reading level: W.
ISBN:
9780689826962

9780689838668

9780027758108

9780812496253

9781442013261
Format :
Book

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Concord Library J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

COURAGE WEARS MANY FACES
The Civil War may be over, but for twelve-year-old Will Page, the pain and bitterness haven't ended. How could they have, when the Yankees were responsible for the deaths of everyone in his entire immediate family?
And now Will has to leave his comfortable home in the Shenandoah Valley and live with relatives he has never met, people struggling to eke out a living on their farm in the war-torn Virginia Piedmont. But the worst of it is that Will's uncle Jed had refused to fight for the Confederacy.
At first, Will regards his uncle as a traitor -- or at least a coward. But as they work side by side, Will begins to respect the man. And when he sees his uncle stand up for what he believes in, Will realizes that he must rethink his definition of honor and courage.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Orphaned by the Civil War, young Will painfully accepts his place in Uncle Jed's family despite the man's pacifistic convictions.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Orphaned by the Civil War, 12-year-old Ben learns some unexpected truths from his Uncle Jed, a ``coward'' who refused to fight in the war; PW said, ``thoughtfully told, the novel captures the hardships that followed the last war fought on U.S. soil.'' Ages 8-12. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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