Willie McLean and the Civil War Surrender
From the Series On My Own History
Eleven-year-old Willie McLean knows that General Lee will defeat the Yankees and win the Civil War, he just knows it. When a battle moves to the fields near his home in Appomattox, Virginia, Willie’s thrilled—especially when General Lee, himself, comes to Willie’s house! But then General Grant comes, too. Overhearing the two men talk, Willie hears one word: Surrender. Is the war really over?
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF007020, JNF025270, JNF025130|
|Dimensions||6 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||79263|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
School Library Journal
“These beginning readers offer basic historical overviews in story format. Both books have clear, unencumbered texts complemented by serviceable period art in color and an author’s note. These books offer perfunctory descriptions and interpretations for readers just becoming interested in history or embarking on a museum visit.” —School Library Journal
Author: Candice Ransom
Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children's literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature.
Illustrator: Jeni Reeves
Jeni Reeves is a painter and children's book illustrator with a background in communication and fine arts. Her illustrated picture books include authors' stories about world culture, history, biography, and folklore. Travel and study fuel Jeni's work, as does an abiding interest in history and language.
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On My Own History
With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these books capture readers’ interest and imagination. View available downloads →