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A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero

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A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero

Historical fiction at its best, this novel by bestselling author Marissa Moss tells the story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man named Frank Thompson during the Civil War. Her adventures include serving as a nurse on the battlefield and spying for the Union Army, and being captured by (and escaping from) the Confederates. The novel is narrated by Sarah, offering readers an in-depth look not only at the Civil War but also at her journey to self-discovery as she grapples with living a lie and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers.
 
Using historical materials to build the foundation of the story, Moss has crafted a captivating novel for the YA audience. The book includes a Civil War timeline, archival photos, a glossary of names, a detailed note on sources, and a new readers guide.

A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero
by Marissa Moss

  • Publication Date: March 18, 2014
  • Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • ISBN-10: 141971032X
  • ISBN-13: 9781419710322