Brothers At War
White Mane Kids Civil War Time Travel Adventure
Written by Margaret Whitman Blair
“The time travel device works well in this story, allowing the characters to experience events from the past without romanticizing them….Young history buffs will enjoy this journey back in time.” -ALA Booklist
“Blair’s narrative, filled with period details and real people, makes history come alive..” -Washington Parent
“An entertaining yet educational tale that allows you to experience the battles of Harpers Ferry, Antietam, and Sharpsburg as if you were really there.” –The Potomac Reader
The Henry Brothers are opposites: Rob, dark and intense, is shy and a perfectionist, while redhead Jamie is an easygoing, sociable fellow. They have quarreled and competed with each other ever since they were small boys. It is therefore not surprising that when Rob becomes a Confederate reenactor, Jamie shows up as a Union drummer boy. Also at the reenactment of the Battle of Antietam is the object of their latest competition: the lovely Sarah Singleton. Dressed in Civil War-era clothes, the three pose for an old style photograph, only to mysteriously travel back in time to the actual Antietam campaign in September, 1862. This time the brothers really are at war!
Softcover, 154 pages