The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale




      The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale
In July 1863 the bloodiest battle of the Civil War was fought outside the sleepy Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg In The Last Brother the story of one small boy is told amidst the dramatic events of those early days of July Though he is only 11 years old, Gabe is a bugler in the Union Army He takes his responsibility very seriously after all, there are over 60 different battle calls for buglers to learn But what is even important to Gabe is watching over his older brother Davy who, as a foot soldier, is right in the thick of the fighting Two of Gabe s older brothers have already perished, and he is not willing to lose the only one he has left During those long days, Gabe meets another young bugler one who fights for the other side Suddenly, what was so definite and clear has become complicated by friendship and compassion Does one have to choose between service to country, to kin or to a friend As the cannons fire and the battle rages on, Gabe must do his duty while searching for a way to honor all that he holds dear.Trinka Hakes Noble is the noted author of numerous award winning picture books, including The Scarlet Stockings Spy, the ever popular Jimmy s Boa series and Meanwhile Back at the Ranch both featured on Reading Rainbow Her many awards include ALA Notable Children s Book, Booklist Children s Editors Choice, IRA CBC Children s Choice, Learning The Year s Ten Best, and several Junior Literary Guild Selections Trinka makes her home in Bernardsville, New Jersey Robert Papp s award winning artwork includes hundreds of illustrations for major publishers across the United States, and his first children s book, The Scarlet Stockings Spy was named an IRATeacher s Choice in 2005 Robert lives in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania. New Download Kindle ePUB The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale Author Trinka Hakes Noble – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale
  • Trinka Hakes Noble
  • English
  • 08 April 2019
  • 1585362530

10 thoughts on “ The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale

  1. Carolynne says:

    Trinka Hakes Noble has relayed a Hakes family story about the Battle of Gettysburg After his two oldest brothers are killed in the Civil War, Gabriel signs up as a Union bugler, lying about his age His brother Davy is in the same regiment During a quiet moment before the battle, Gabe fishes with Orlee, a Confederate bugler his own age During the bloody Pickett s Charge, Gabe is able to trick the Rebel army into briefly holding their fire, perhaps saving his brother s life.The illustrations Trinka Hakes Noble has relayed a Hakes family story about the Battle of Gettysburg After his two oldest brothers are killed in the Civil War, Gabriel signs up as a Union bugler, lying about his age His brother Davy is in the same regiment During a quiet moment before the battle, Gabe fishes with Orlee, a Confederate bugler his own age During the bloody Pickett s Charge, Gabe is able to trick the Rebel army into briefly holding thei...

  2. Sheila says:

    11 year old Gabe enlists in the Union Army in Pennsylvania as a bugler He tries to protect his older brother, Davy, especially since two other brothers enlisted awhile ago and never returned This lovingly told and beautif...

  3. Lori says:

    A Moving and beautifully illustrated story about Gettysburg, inspired by the experiences of the author s own ancestors I choked up at the end while trying to read it to my boys They then asked for an explanation, which precipitatedo...

  4. Valerie says:

    I read this book for the ATY 2019 Reading Challenge Week 39 Sense of PlaceGabe is eleven and a bugler for the Union Army, in this historical fiction picture book about the civil war Gabe is about to go into his first battle the b...

  5. Lisa Bittle says:

    Great book to introduce the horrors of the Civil War to children This tale is told from a young boy s perspective Wonderful illustrations.

  6. Nicholas & Megan Clinch says:

    Great to read while learning the Gettysburg Address in summer.

  7. Grace DeBaltzo says:

    Long for a picture book Difficult for a read aloud but a very interesting story.

  8. Becca Kostick says:

    The Last Brother A Civil War Tale is just as it sounds, a history book folded down into a children s picture book Gabe, an eleven year old boy, is a bugler in the Union Army While he is doing his responsibilities of being a bugler, he takes this very seriously, for there are over 60 different battle calls that he will need to learn Although Gabe knows that his responsibility of being a bugler is very important, it is evenimportant for him to watch over his older brother, Davy, who is The Last Brother A Civil War Tale is just as it sounds, a history book folded down into a children s picture book Gabe, an eleven year old boy, is a bugler in the Union Army While he is doing his responsibilities of being a bugler, he takes this very seriously, for there are over 60 different battle calls that he will need to learn Although Gabe knows that his responsibility of being a bugler is very important, it is evenimportant for him to watch over his older brother, Davy, who is right in the thick of the fighting Davy is Gabe s last brother, as they had lost their other brothers in earlier battles, so he will do whatever it takes to pro...

  9. Cassia Catterall says:

    Brief Review This was a historical fiction children s book that talked about the Civil War and specifically Gettysburg The book leaned strongly on pathos entering emotion into many pages, especially when Gabe is talking to the war horse about both of his brother s deaths in the war The illustrations are beautiful in the book They look like they were taken on a camera and then put on the page.Content Areas This book could be used to teach children geography It talks about different Brief Review This was a historical fiction children s book that talked about the Civil War and specifically Gettysburg The book leaned strongly on pathos entering emotion into many pages, especially when Gabe is talking to the war horse about both of his brother s deaths in the war The illustrations are beautiful in the book They look like they were taken on a camera and then put on the page.Content Areas This book could be used to teach children geography It talks about different geographical points in Gettysburg such as Little Big Round Top hill, Seminary ridge, and Cemetery ridge The book could also be used in history to discuss a specific point in the Civil War It clearly shows the massive loss off soldiers and how hard it was for both sides.Comprehensive Questions Why was Gabe s friend ...

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