Tillie Pierce by Tanya Anderson
Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

Tillie’s words bring the sights, sounds and smells of a civilian and teenager experiencing war straight to today’s readers in a way a retrospective account cannot.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Imagine being fifteen years old, facing the bloodiest battle ever to take place on U.S. soil: the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, this is exactly what happened to Tillie Pierce, a normal teenager who became an unlikely heroine of the Civil War (1861-1865). Tillie and other women and girls like her found themselves trapped during this critical three-day battle in southern Pennsylvania. Without training, but with enormous courage and compassion, Tillie and other Gettysburg citizens helped save the lives of countless wounded Union and Confederate soldiers.

In gripping prose, Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the of Battle Gettysburg takes readers behind the scenes. And through Tillie's own words, the story of one of the Civil War's most famous battles comes alive.
 

About Tanya Anderson

See more books from this Author
Tanya Anderson is an award-winning author of more than 30 books in the children's and educational markets. She has worked for more than 20 years in various editorial roles for Pages Publishing Group, Guideposts for Teens, Darby Creek Publishing, and School Street Media, her own company. Her forthcoming book, Gunpowder Girls, will be published in fall 2016 by Quindaro. Anderson lives in Springfield, Ohio, and Palm Harbor, Florida.
 
Published June 1, 2016 by Quindaro Press. 96 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, War, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Tillie Pierce
All: 2 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Excellent
on Feb 27 2013

Tillie’s words bring the sights, sounds and smells of a civilian and teenager experiencing war straight to today’s readers in a way a retrospective account cannot.

Read Full Review of Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitnes... | See more reviews from Kirkus

NY Journal of Books

Excellent
on Apr 01 2013

Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg is an extraordinary story of one teen’s courage and determination as a bloody battle rages all around her.

Read Full Review of Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitnes... | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books

Reader Rating for Tillie Pierce
82%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 8 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review