Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen
Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers

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Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart.  Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen.  In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War.


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About Gary Paulsen

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Gary Paulsen is the author of more than 100 books and the winner of numerous awards, including three Newbery Honors and the Golden Spur Award for Best Young Adult Western.
 
Published August 31, 2011 by Laurel Leaf. 130 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Young Adult, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The nightmare of the Civil War comes to the page in this novel from Paulsen (The Transall Saga, p.

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From the author interview at the beginning of this recording, listeners will be caught up in Paulsen's storytelling. His wrenching look at the brutal Civil War (based on one boy's real-life experience

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Addressing the most fundamental themes of life and death, the versatile Paulsen produces a searing antiwar story. He bases his protagonist, Charley Goddard, on an actual Civil War soldier, a 15-year-o

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Gary Paulsen pulls no punches in depicting the physical, emotional, and psychological effects in this absorbing Civil War chronicle based on a true story.

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