The last brother: a Civil War tale

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In July 1863 the bloodiest battle of the Civil War was fought outside thesleepy Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. In The Last Brother the story of one small boy is told amidst the dramatic events of those early days of July.Though he is only 11 years old, Gabe is a bugler in the Union Army. He takeshis responsibility very seriously; after all, there are over 60 different battlecalls for buglers to learn. But what is even more important to Gabe is watching over his older brother Davy who, as a foot soldier, is right in the thick of the fighting. Two of Gabe's older brothers have already perished, and he is not willing to lose the only one he has left.During those long days, Gabe meets another young bugler -- one who fights for the other side. Suddenly, what was so definite and clear has become complicated by friendship and compassion. Does one have to choose between service tocountry, to kin or to a friend? As the cannons fire and the battle rages on, Gabe must do his duty while searching for a way to honor all that he holds dear.Trinka Hakes Noble is the noted author of numerous award-winning picture books, including The Scarlet Stockings Spy, the ever-popular Jimmy's Boa series and Meanwhile Back at the Ranch (both featured on "Reading Rainbow"). Her many awards include ALA Notable Children's Book, Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, IRA-CBC Children's Choice, Learning: The Year's Ten Best, and several Junior Literary Guild Selections. Trinka makes her home in Bernardsville, New Jersey.Robert Papp's award-winning artwork includes hundreds of illustrations for major publishers across the United States, and his first children's book, The Scarlet Stockings Spy wasnamed an IRATeacher's Choice in 2005. Robert lives in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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subject_facet Brothers -- Fiction, Bugle -- Fiction, Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 -- Fiction, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
title_display The last brother : a Civil War tale
title_full The last brother : a Civil War tale / written by Trinka Hakes Noble ; illustrated by Robert Papp
title_short The last brother :
title_sub a Civil War tale
topic_facet Brothers, Bugle, Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, History