The Resource Annie, between the states, L.M. Elliott

Annie, between the states, L.M. Elliott

Label
Annie, between the states
Title
Annie, between the states
Statement of responsibility
L.M. Elliott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Instead of spending her teen years at parties and balls, Annie, an idealistic, poetry-loving patriot, finds herself nursing soldiers, hiding valuables, and running the household as the Civil War rages around her family's Virginia home. The civil war has broken out, and Annie Sinclair's Virginia home, Hickory Heights, is right in the line of battle. Caught up in the rising conflict, Annie and her mother tend to wounded soldiers while Annie's older brother, Laurence, enlists in the Confederate cavalry under Jeb Stuart. Even Annie's rambunctious baby brother, Jamie, joins John Mosby, the notorious "Gray Ghost." Faced with invading armies, Annie is compelled into a riskier role to protect her family and farm. She conceals Confederate soldiers and warns Southern commanders of Union traps, and the flamboyant Jeb Stuart dubs her "Lady Liberty." Annie's loyalty is clear until a wounded Union officer is dragged onto her porch. Saved from a bullet by a volume of Keats' poetry he keeps in his pocket, Thomas Walker startles Annie with his love of verse. After several chance encounters, Annie is surprised by her growing interest in the dark-eyed Northerner as they connect through a shared passion for poetry. As the war rages on, Annie begins to question some of the values driving Virginia's involvement. Then tragedy befalls Hickory Heights, and Annie becomes the subject of a shocking accusation. She must confront the largest quandary of all: choosing her own course. L. M. Elliott crafts a stirring novel that carries readers from the Manassas battlefield to fancy-dress balls to the burning of the Shenandoah Valley while capturing the tenacious spirit of a young heroine facing an extraordinary, complex time in American history
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elliott, Laura
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
12 & up
LC call number
PZ7.E453
LC item number
An 2004
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patriotism
  • Slavery
  • Young adult fiction
  • Patriotism
  • Slavery
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • United States
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Annie, between the states, L.M. Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
488 p.
Isbn
9780060012113
Lccn
2003024941
Other control number
9780060012113
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54400299
  • 60040
Label
Annie, between the states, L.M. Elliott
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
488 p.
Isbn
9780060012113
Lccn
2003024941
Other control number
9780060012113
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54400299
  • 60040

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