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Bull Run

Bull Run

Автором Paul Fleischman

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Bull Run

Автором Paul Fleischman

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114 pages
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Sep 24, 2013
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Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book

In this brilliant fictional tour de force, which the New York Times called "a deft, poignant novel," Newbery Medal-winning author Paul Fleischman re-creates the first great battle of the Civil War from the points of view of sixteen participants.

Northern and Southern, male and female, white and black. Here are voices that tell of the dreams of glory, the grim reality, the hopes, horror, and folly of a nation discovering the true nature of war.

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Paul Fleischman's novels, poetry, picture books, and nonfiction are known for innovation and multiple viewpoints. He received the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images, and he was a National Book Award finalist for Breakout. His books bridging the page and stage include Bull Run, Seek, and Mind's Eye. For the body of his work, he's been the United States nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in California. www.paulfleischman.net.


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Bull Run - Paul Fleischman

MAPS

DEDICATION

For Keith and all the Swards

CONTENTS

Maps

Dedication

Colonel Oliver Brattle

Lily Malloy

Shem Suggs

Gideon Adams

Flora Wheelworth

James Dacy

Toby Boyce

Gideon Adams

Virgil Peavey

Nathaniel Epp

Shem Suggs

Dietrich Herz

Dr. William Rye

Lily Malloy

Toby Boyce

James Dacy

Judah Jenkins

General Irvin Mcdowell

Flora Wheelworth

Gideon Adams

Colonel Oliver Brattle

A. B. Tilbury

Carlotta King

Nathaniel Epp

Virgil Peavey

General Irvin Mcdowell

Shem Suggs

Gideon Adams

Flora Wheelworth

Edmund Upwing

Judah Jenkins

Dietrich Herz

Toby Boyce

James Dacy

Colonel Oliver Brattle

A. B. Tilbury

Dr. William Rye

Edmund Upwing

Virgil Peavey

Dietrich Herz

Carlotta King

Gideon Adams

Judah Jenkins

A. B. Tilbury

Shem Suggs

General Irvin Mcdowell

Toby Boyce

James Dacy

Colonel Oliver Brattle

Edmund Upwing

Carlotta King

Dietrich Herz

Shem Suggs

Nathaniel Epp

Dr. William Rye

Gideon Adams

Toby Boyce

Edmund Upwing

Flora Wheelworth

Lily Malloy

Note

Excerpt from Seedfolks

About the Author

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Copyright

About the Publisher


COLONEL OLIVER BRATTLE


The booming jerked me out of sleep, woke the dishes and set them chattering, and sent Clara dashing through the dark to the children. Must be the Lord comin’! cried one of the servants. I realized I’d been dreaming of Mexico. Strange.

I lit a candle. The clock read four thirty. All of Charleston seemed to be in the streets. I dressed, stepped out the front door, and was embraced at once by a teary-eyed stranger. Praise the day! he shrieked into my face. They’re firing on Fort Sumter!

We gathered on Judge Frye’s flat roof. The cannons rattled the very constellations. Shells sailed, their lit fuses tracing caliper-perfect arcs, then exploded. Each illumination of the bay was greeted with appreciative oohs and hurrahs. You’d have thought that the crowds were enjoying a Fourth of July display. Some brought baskets of food to the rooftops and raised glasses in toasts to South Carolina, Jefferson Davis, and General Beauregard. I was silent, though I shared their allegiance. I’d fought, however, fourteen years before from Veracruz to Mexico City. I remembered well what shells do to living flesh, and felt in melancholy mood. Amid all the cheering, the Negroes were similarly glum—suspiciously so. If they rejoiced that a war that might break their bonds had begun, they dared let no one discern it. By a bursting shell’s light, I eyed Vernon, my body servant. He caught my glance and the slimmest of smiles fled his lips, like a snake disappearing down a hole.


LILY MALLOY


Minnesota is flat as a cracker. Rise up on your toes and you can see across the state. Scarce even a tree in sight but for a few willows beside the creeks. Father said God put willows here that man might have switches to enforce His commandments. Father was a grim-faced Scot and a great believer in switching. Each morning he put on his spectacles, without which he was all but blind. And each evening all six of us were whipped for whatever failings he’d noticed that day. If no fault could be found, we were whipped just the same for any wrongs committed out of his sight. Wee Sarah was not spared, nor Patrick, seventeen and tall. Father was taller still.

One chill April Sunday in 1861, we rode in to church and found a crowd before the door. Mr. Nilson was reading from a newspaper. Fort Sumter had been attacked. The gallant defenders had surrendered the next day. The President had called the Union to arms. That such a far-distant doing should, like a lever, shake Crow County amazed me. Mother wept. The men swore, despite the Sabbath. There was talk that a regiment of one thousand soldiers was being raised in Minnesota. Patrick’s eyes glittered like diamonds.

Reverend Bott railed against the Rebels that day. His sermon’s subject was A man’s worst foes are those of his own household. Father repeated the line at supper, his eyes fixed upon Patrick. That night, Father gave him a terrible thrashing. Afterward, Patrick asked the reason. "You’re thinking to scamper

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  • (4/5)
    Although I have read this book in the past, I decided to try it again, this time on audio. The audio recording (this one by Recorded Books) was done in a very unique way. The book itself is written in the style where each chapter is written as a first person account by a single individual of his/her associations with the Civil War in general, and Bull Run in particular. As the book progresses, those individual show up in multiple chapters throughout, each chapter coming closer to the culmination of the battle itself. What Recorded Books did was assign a different narrator for each character, making for a far more “personal” experience where the voice is recognizable as each chapter begins. (Multi-Actor narrations is not a normal recording style for Recorded Books, and they pulled it off admirably)
  • (4/5)
    POW! The sound of gunshots echoed during the Civil War. The beginning of it all started at the Battle of Bull Run. The historical fiction book Bull Run was interesting because of the different points of view used throughout the book.Bull Run is told by many different characters with different likes, hobbies and personalities. The setting is in both the north and the south and in the country. Some people live with poor conditions, some are wealthy and happy. Most people were white, some were black. Men went to war; women stayed home with the children and did chores. Women kids and Africans were not supposed to go to war. Some people hated war, but some favored war like the 11 year old boy named Toby Boyce. He wanted to kill a Yankee, but he wasn’t allowed to go to war because he was so young. The mood of Bull Run is mostly sad depending on the person. Bull Run tells the stories of people during the war whether they were actually going to war or staying home. Each character had a different perspective on what was going on. People had different hobbies as well. Some had jobs, some were staying at home moms, and some loved horses. The book started by telling what was happening before the war began. Before soldiers went to war, a man named Nathaniel Epp, a photographer, took pictures of soldiers and their families because the soldiers knew they were going to die. The book also went onto explaining the beginning of the war to the end. Many soldiers suffered, but everyone was about to be surprised with the result of the war. As you can see, the book Bull Run was interesting because of the different points of view. It was a moving and informative book, but is recommended for a more advanced reader. The Battle of Bull Run during the civil war was bloody, but it paid off in the end.
  • (3/5)
    Book Review: Bull Run POW! POW! POW! POW! The sound of bullets flying. Bull Run, by Paul Fleischman and is Published by Harpercollins 1993 is 102 pages. The book Bull Run was a great historical fiction book. I found the book Bull Run to be a great book because of all the useful information and a very unique point of view. In this book there were many different settings; people told stories from both the North and South. The battle took place in Maryland and Virginia. Bull Run Is a neat book; it is made up of many different short stories of people in the war time period. If you read this book you will find stories about the war from 16 different people. One positive about this book is that it gave stories from the North and South. Bull Run is told from many different perspectives and that all led up to the battle at Bull Run. This was a tough and hard battle; this book did a good job giving the hardships from both sides. Bull Run was a very exciting and emotional book. One exciting part is when the battle starts. The book shows that more than just the people that were fighting were affected in this war. I found this book to be very well written. I think this book could be read and enjoyed by boy under the age of 15 that is interested in war. The book gave lots of information; Bull Run shows how the whole country was affected by this war.
  • (5/5)
    Bull Run“Boom”! A cannon goes off right next to me. So begins the battle for Bull Run. Bull Run is a great book. We can all read the book, thanks to the author, Paul Fleisherman, and the publisher at Publishers` Weekly. It was copy written in 1993 with 104 great pages. The genre is historical fiction. Bull Run is one of the first major battles of the Civil War. The book Bull Run is a fantastic book to read, because it is different than most books and it was well written. The characters in the book are all heading to Bull Run. In the book some people died, but most live. The South and North both had their share of hardships. The South needed to hold down the area because the southern president was going by Bull Run in his train. In the end, the South won the battle and the President for the South rode on by. There are many characters in the book; it takes place in northern Virginia. The story is from the point of view of the northern people and the southern people. There is really no protagonist in the story; it is really the Union against the Confederates. The tone of the book is that war is not a happy thing; it is very sad.I think that Bull Run is a great book to read. The book surprised me because I thought I wouldn`t like it. If I had to recommend a book, it would be Bull Run. I would also recommend a book to someone who likes historical fiction, and can handle gruesome words.
  • (4/5)
    What book can you read to know about the civil war? Bull Run. It is really interesting. It is fictional except for one character. It is a little sad at times but is very interesting and is a good book too. This book is serious and sad. It is fiction and has 10-11 character. Also, only one of those characters is real, General McDowell. They tell their point of view of what happened to them, during this war. It took place in towns, battle fields and even on a train. There were a lot of different settings in the book.The story is about how people were affected or felt during the war. It is about people joining the war. Also fighting and even kids wanting join the army and/or to kill a Yankee. Like Toby Boyce he wanted to go to war so bad he practiced the fife just to be in the war band. But when he got there he was scared and thought it would be much different. It’s sad at points in the story and in other points it’s normal, average. Just people trying to get it past them. I think this book is sad. I wanted to know more about the war, like what happened. It would have been a little bit better if it had a little bit more happier ending. I also recommend this book to people who is interested in the U.S. history and people who have to finish a chapter to stop reading. This book is made of 1-2 page stories.
  • (3/5)
    Told from the point of view of an 11 year old boy. I liked the pace of this book.
  • (5/5)
    Bull Run is a fantastic book about a few stories from the time of the civil war which is around 1860.it is made of stories from either side of the war. It is made up of many separate stories from either side of the war. It is set like this to give you multiple perspectives of a battle that ripped through the hearts of America. I personally liked the book because it wasn’t slow. It a good paced book because the chapters (stories) are only about 2 to three pages with the most being around 5. The book is fictional but all of the stories almost every single one either could happen or already has and they’ve changed it around a little bit, by adding characters or adding some extra action to the story. So that means the book is historical fiction which means it hasn’t happened that anyone knows of but it could have. My favorite short story was the one of many of Colonel Oliver brattle who joined a brigade to give the staff of General Beauregard’s brigade advice on strategy. After a while he found out that the staff thought that they were in need of no advice at all. They were very arrogant, pompous, and thought that they where the best at everything. Soon after that they found out that they were very wrong I that they had said and how they had acted. So overall I would say that bull run was a very good and very interesting book that would interest young adults and maybe even some older or younger . it is a good book because it is about some of the most important time in American history and even though it isn’t real being that it is fiction you can really imagine some of the things that are happening and some of the people as if they were real.
  • (3/5)
    The book Bull Run is an exciting action book about the north and south trying to capture a Maryland town called Bull Run. The book Bull Run is a historical fiction book made by Paul Fleischman. The book was exhilarating because of all the action. The book was ok because of its many characters. The book Bull Run takes place in Maryland and told through the point of view of many characters both northerners and southerners. The book has themes of racism and slavery. Because of this the tone is very dark. The book begins with southerners wanting to northerners to a very climaxing battle. The book is about the north and south trying to capture Bull Run. In the climax of Bull Run the north prevails and wins the battle of Bull Run. The author gave me an enjoyable experience. The is very easy to understand and the pages are just paragraphs. The main strength of this book is its plot. The weakness of this book is its characters because there are so many. Overall Bull Run is a good book. Like any book it has problems like its many characters. I would give this book 3 and a half stars because of its solid plot but many characters. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the civil war.
  • (3/5)
    Bull Run In 1994 a book was made by Paul Fleischman called Bull Run. Bull Run is a historical fiction book about the war between the southerners and the Yankees. The book Bull run was very interesting because it was about the civil war and what was about the war and what happened and what was going on during the war.Bull Run is about what was happening during the civil war. Toby Boyce was the main character of Bull Run. He is 11 years old and he is a southerner. His goal is to kill a Yankee because there in a war together and they want to win the war against the north.Bull Run is about the southerners hating the northerners. The south hated the north because the north was the rich and had more power over the south. The north hated the south because the south wanted slavery and the north didn’t like that. So they had a war against each other called Bull Run.The author did achieve his purpose because the setting was about how the south hated the north and that really happened in the war. The author wrote this book in a mean way like how the war stared between the north and the south how they hated each other. The north had more power over the south from having more money better equipment than the south. And the south was the weak because they had no equipment and no money to fight in the war. I thought the book was cool because that’s really why the north and south went to war against each other. The book was really good because I like war books and this talked about the war a lot. This book would be good for people who like wars and nonfiction books. I would rate this book an 8 because I like war books but it was kind of hard to understand.The book Bull Run was a very good book at the end because It got into the war a lot more.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent covering of the reality of the Civil War in a palatable form for younger readers. Fleicshman's stylistic choices personalize the history of that time whil allowing details of the battle to unfold in a natural way. Very unlike history books. The different speakers allow for the reader to understand how far-reaching the effects of conflict are and are a great way to connect the events of the past to current conflicts. Especially powerful was the retelling of more ambivalent characters (the cabman, Upwing and the photographer, Epp) that sided with neither the Union nor the Confederacy.
  • (4/5)
    This book switches between 16 different character's narratives, which gets a bit confusing. However, I really love this book and how there are so many characters. It allows this book to contain a broad perspective of the Civil War from the point of view of just about everyone. Soldiers on both sides, slaves, generals, sisters on the home-front, and more describe the 1st battle of the Civil War (before, during, and after) from their own differing points of view. This is a powerful, yet easy to read book. Definitely recommended.