The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls Janet Halfmann

The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls

Author: Janet Halfmann
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Book Title
The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls
Author
Janet Halfmann
ISBN
9781643790169
Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of EducationThis exciting entry in the Story of line of chapter-book biographies introduces readers to Robert Smalls, an enslaved steamboat wheelman who commandeered a Confederate ship during the Civil War and escaped with his family and crew to freedom.Growing up enslaved in South Carolina, Robert Smalls always dreamed of the moment freedom would be within his grasp. Now that moment was here. Robert stood proudly at the Planter's wheel. Only seven miles of water lay between the ship and the chance of freedom in Union territory. With precision and amazing courage, he navigated past the Confederate forts in the harbor and steered the ship toward the safety of the Union fleet. Just one miscalculation would be deadly, but for Robert, his family, and his crewmates, the risk was worth taking. The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls is the compelling account of the daring escape of Robert Smalls, an enslaved steamboat wheelman who became one of the Civil War's greatest heroes. His steadfast courage in the face of adversity is an inspiring model for all who attempt to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. This chapter book edition includes black-and-white illustrations as well as sidebars on related subjects, a timeline, a glossary, and recommended reading.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Janet HalfmannPublisher: Lee & Low BooksPublished: 02/25/2020ISBN: 9781643790169Pages: 80Weight: 0.20lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.60w x 0.20dReview Citations: School Library Journal 02/28/2020 pg. 1Booklist 03/15/2020 pg. 54Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508794 / Story of Civil War Hero Robert SmallsReading Level: 6.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1

Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education

This exciting entry in the Story of line of chapter-book biographies introduces readers to Robert Smalls, an enslaved steamboat wheelman who commandeered a Confederate ship during the Civil War and escaped with his family and crew to freedom.

Growing up enslaved in South Carolina, Robert Smalls always dreamed of the moment freedom would be within his grasp. Now that moment was here.

Robert stood proudly at the Planter's wheel. Only seven miles of water lay between the ship and the chance of freedom in Union territory. With precision and amazing courage, he navigated past the Confederate forts in the harbor and steered the ship toward the safety of the Union fleet. Just one miscalculation would be deadly, but for Robert, his family, and his crewmates, the risk was worth taking.

The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls is the compelling account of the daring escape of Robert Smalls, an enslaved steamboat wheelman who became one of the Civil War's greatest heroes. His steadfast courage in the face of adversity is an inspiring model for all who attempt to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. This chapter book edition includes black-and-white illustrations as well as sidebars on related subjects, a timeline, a glossary, and recommended reading.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Janet Halfmann
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Published: 02/25/2020
ISBN: 9781643790169
Pages: 80
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.60w x 0.20d

Review Citations: School Library Journal 02/28/2020 pg. 1
Booklist 03/15/2020 pg. 54

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508794 / Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls
Reading Level: 6.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1

Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education

This exciting entry in the Story of line of chapter-book biographies introduces readers to Robert Smalls, an enslaved steamboat wheelman who commandeered a Confederate ship during the Civil War and escaped with his family and crew to freedom.

Growing up enslaved in South Carolina, Robert Smalls always dreamed of the moment freedom would be within his grasp. Now that moment was here.

Robert stood proudly at the Planter's wheel. Only seven miles of water lay between the ship and the chance of freedom in Union territory. With precision and amazing courage, he navigated past the Confederate forts in the harbor and steered the ship toward the safety of the Union fleet. Just one miscalculation would be deadly, but for Robert, his family, and his crewmates, the risk was worth taking.

The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls is the compelling account of the daring escape of Robert Smalls, an enslaved steamboat wheelman who became one of the Civil War's greatest heroes. His steadfast courage in the face of adversity is an inspiring model for all who attempt to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. This chapter book edition includes black-and-white illustrations as well as sidebars on related subjects, a timeline, a glossary, and recommended reading.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Janet Halfmann
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Published: 02/25/2020
ISBN: 9781643790169
Pages: 80
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.60w x 0.20d

Review Citations: School Library Journal 02/28/2020 pg. 1
Booklist 03/15/2020 pg. 54

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508794 / Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls
Reading Level: 6.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1