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Like a River by Kathy Cannon Wiechman
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Like a River by Kathy Cannon Wiechman
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Apr 07, 2015 | ISBN 9781629792095

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  • Apr 07, 2015 | ISBN 9781629792095 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Praise

“Wiechman delivers a realistic portrayal of the gritty details of prison camp conditions as Paul witnesses many soldiers succumb to infected wounds, disease, and malnutrition . . . The book has strong merit as accurate historical fiction.”
Publishers Weekly

“The rich language and artful imagery will stay with readers long after finishing the last page . . . This joins other great middle grade novels about the Civil War . . . A truly excellent first purchase for all fans of historical fiction who enjoy a hint of romance.”
School Library Journal

“Wiechman’s abundant research is unobtrusively folded into the tale. An excellent author’s note provides further information about the times. Though the horrors of Andersonville and various Civil War-era events such as the Battle of Atlanta, Lincoln’s assassination and the explosion of the steamboat Sultana provide wartime context, it’s the secrets woven into the well-paced tale that will pull readers eagerly to the tearful conclusion. A superb Civil War tale of friendship, loyalty and what it means to be a man.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A war story, a thriller, a romance . . . Meticulously researched and brilliantly written, Like a River will transport you into a story you won’t want to end. Call Like a River unforgettable. A stunning debut!”
—Jerry Spinelli, Newbery Medalist for Maniac Magee
 
“Brings to light and life a little-known slice of the Civil War. It’s an unflinching look at a rough and bloody time, but . . . love and hope flow throughout. I will be thinking about Leander and his comrades for a long time to come.”
—Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor Medalist for Hattie Big Sky

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