The Brothers' War by J. Patrick Lewis
Civil War Voices in Verse

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The wonderful wordplay of J. Patrick Lewis breathes new life into the speeches of Lincoln, the letters of Grant and Lee, and the moving human drama of our country's Civil War. Lewis' poignant poetry gives young readers a vivid insight into the brutal conflict that tore America apart. The author draws on primary-source books and articles to inspire each poem, bringing the ordinary and extraordinary voices of the Civil War to light. The book also includes a note from the Photo Editor on the authentic period images used throughout. Readers experience history directly as it was lived by Americans in the 1860s.

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis is a full-time writer and poet, and a former professor of Economics. He has published numerous children's books, many in verse. His poems have appeared in various children's magazines and in over 70 anthologies. He reviews children's books for the New York Times, presents teachers' workshops on teaching poetry, and visits numerous elementary schools each year. He lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and his online address is
Published November 27, 2007 by National Geographic Children's Books. 48 pages
Genres: History, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This heartrending collection of original poems paired with photographs by Civil War photographers makes real what statistics about war cannot—that the casualties of any war have human faces.

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