It was reccomended by the librarian at my school. In any of these situations everybody is conflicted, no matter who you are. From studying marriage in the time of slavery, I came away with the idea that Anglo men didn't much care for their women. Her ability to bring her characters alive while taking the reader on the journey back in time. I got this Scholastic paperback years ago as a prize from the library summer reading program. She integrates historical information and abstract concepts such as the meaning of family, self-identity, and freedom, and puts them into meaningful context. Themes of justice, prejudice, and freedom are evident but do not overwhelm the narrative.
Did Neddy ever make it out of the prison was Eulanda ever freed you? To buy this book at the lowest price,. I loved reading this book. The story begins with Eulinda reflecting on how she ends up where she is and why she is journaling about her experiences at Andersonville Prison. Although she was a fictional character, most of the other characters were not. President Lincoln has proclaimed his 'great measure, ' and Southern slaves are slowly gaining their freedom. I thought that the book, although short, was well-written and researched impeccably, which is one reason why I really enjoy reading Ann Rinaldi's books.
Then her older brother Neddy runs away and Eulinda is left alone in a household headed by a cruel mistress - and a master who will not acknowledge that Eulinda is his daughter. This is probably one of the best Civil War book I have read in a long time and one I will proudly recommend to my students. The setting in the one was the Civil War. As much as he tries to help her and show some favors, he never really claims her as his. Her mother died when she was 6 years old and now she is 13, free and trying to make herself come true. With her trademark attention to detail and historical accuracy, Ann Rinaldi weaves a gripping tale of a girl caught between two worlds. First, a criticism: the cover art is deceptive.
This book has a few imaginary characters but is actually based on a true story It tells history through the eyes of a thirteen- year-old slave girl, named Eulinda, who struggles to reunite her family—or what is left of them. Hampton went to get the dog back but the dog had ran away. However, the story may interest readers who want to find out more about the prison that was considered by many to be a death camp on American soil. Some of the things in the book are kind of confusing. How, at first, she was oblivious to the happenings around her and how she slowly starts to open up to the world around her. .
Rinaldi did stick to one, well, really two, of her common character relationships in her books. With a prison down the road from their plantation, the mistress has found a way to make money off of the situation. After learning about Andersonville, I learned Anglo men don't care much for one another, either. Then, there is the Clara Barton story. I found that as I kept reading it got harder and harder to finish because it did get dull at some parts.
Once this happens, and after the Yankees come to Andersonville, Eulinda has to choose between staying with Mr. As the daughter of a slave and the plantation owner, and also living on a plantation with relatively liberal owners, Eulinda was allowed the opportunity to learn to read and write. After the war ends, she meets up with Clara Barton, and her destiny becomes entwined with giving the soldiers proper burials and ultimately finding the stolen ring. Her younger brother Zeke was sold away, her older brother Neddy joined the Northern war effort, and her master will not acknowledge that Eulinda is his daughter. One day Eulanda was walking by the prison and had her dog taken away by the prison guard when her master went to go get the dog back he found out that Eulanda? For example, I do believe that this is one of the only books that I have ever read that mentions how the white plantation owners back then took advantage of the black women they owned.
If you don't leave in ten seconds you are going to lose this dog you got with ya. I gave this a rating of 5 out of 5 This unique novel set in Andersonville, Georgia, at the end of the Civil War is based on true events. I had so much fun reading it. I thought the book was ok There a couple of reason why I liked the book. She published her first novel Term Paper in 1979, but was ultimately drawn to writing historical fiction when her son became involved in reenactments while he was in high school. Characterization is one-dimensional and somewhat stereotypical, although Eulinda is a likeable narrator. My opinion on the book has no effect on what you think, read it for yourself! In addition to appealing to Rinaldi's loyal base of readers and Civil War buffs, the novel would be a fine choice for historical or multicultural assignments.
A chance meeting with a man who offers her a role in helping to set the horrors of Andersonville to rights—that is, to bury the Union dead honorably and to turn it into a monument—provides Eulinda with the chance to do something important and meaningful with her life. Thousands of prisoners were dying every day, and more kept coming to the prison to take their places. In Numbering All the Bones we meet Eulinda, a house slave. In this novel set at the time of the Civil War, Rinaldi does what she does best: entwines at least two historical themes to communicate historical truth to young people. Along the way, she meets the famous Clara Barton and several other real historical figures. I knew from the back that it was going to have Clara Barton in it and that it was historical fiction, but I wasn't getting a good sense of where things were going because this prison kept being mentioned and I wasn't sure if the characters I was reading about were real people or not because in a Break with Charity and Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons, they are.