Stonewall

Stonewall

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Stonewall is Jean Fritz's compelling account of the life of one of America's most brilliant military heroes -- General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Fritz masterfully combines tales of Jackson's formative years, his eccentricities, and his passions with the harrowing history of the Civil War to give us a more personal, more sympathetic view of citizens of both the North and the South and the sacrifices they made for their country.
-- "Stonewall is a superior example of biographical writing. Facts, remarks, and incidents are woven together into a picture of a complex and contradictory man who proved himself, time and again, to be a great military leader". -- School Library Journal, starred review
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 195 x 11mm | 136g
  • PUFFIN
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 069811552X
  • 9780698115521
  • 1,578,058

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Praise for Stonewall

“An absorbing biography of the controversial Confederate general, one of the country’s greatest, and oddest heroes.”—The New York Times

★"STONEWALL is a superior example of biographical writing." -School Library Journal (starred review)

A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
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About Jean Fritz

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history.  She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award.
     Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the National Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards.
     She passed away on May 14, 2017.
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Rating details

63 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 17% (11)
4 37% (23)
3 37% (23)
2 8% (5)
1 2% (1)
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