Avoid Being a US Civil War Soldier by Thomas Ratliff


Avoid Being a US Civil War Soldier by Thomas Ratliff

The humorous cartoon style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters and to follow the story from the Battle of Bull Run to the siege at Petersburg - the bloodiest war in American history. The book features handy hints that help to keep you alive at the battlefront, including tips on keeping your spirits up and avoiding capture. Informative captions, a comprehensive glossary and an index make this title an ideal and fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction text. This is an ideal text for shared and guided reading for Key Stage 2.

About the Author

David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator. He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

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32 pages


Thomas Ratliff
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Publication date

1st March 2004



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