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A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter

A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter by Alice Turner Curtis
By: (1863-??)

"A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter" by Alice Turner Curtis is a captivating historical novel that follows the story of Sylvia Fulton, a young girl from New Hampshire who finds herself living in the midst of the Civil War. The author does a fantastic job of bringing to life the time period and the experiences of Sylvia as she navigates the challenges of living in a Confederate stronghold.

Curtis successfully blends history with fiction, providing readers with a vivid and engaging story that educates as well as entertains. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is both exciting and informative. Curtis does not shy away from addressing the complexities and tensions of the Civil War, making this a thought-provoking read for all ages.

Overall, "A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter" is a well-written and engaging novel that shines a light on a lesser-known aspect of American history. It is a must-read for anyone interested in historical fiction or the Civil War era.

Book Description:
Sylvia Fulton is a ten-years-old girl from Boston who stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, before the opening of the civil war. She loves her new home, and her dear friends. However, political tensions are rising, and things start to change. Through these changes, Silvia gets to know the world better: from Estrella, her maid, she starts to understand what it is to be a slave, from her unjust teacher she learns that not all beautiful people are perfect, and from the messages she carries to Fort Sumter she learns what is the meaning of danger. However, this is a lovely book, written mostly for children.


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