Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning
children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom
Quilt, winner of the International Literacy Association Award;
Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and
Apples to Oregon, a Junior Library Guild Selection. She
received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the
Quilt of Night. She lives in Oregon. Visit her online at
Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi's Poppy series. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.
Gr 1-3-A frightened Confederate soldier asks young Billy and his mother for help just as the Battle of Gettysburg begins. Later, his new friend risks capture to save Billy from an angry soldier. Short chapters, controlled vocabulary, and appealing watercolors enhance this just-right introduction to the war. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.