When will this cruel war be over? : the Civil War diary of Emma Simpson /

The diary of a fictional fourteen-year-old girl living in Virginia, in which she describes the hardships endured by her family and friends during one year of the Civil War.

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Main Author: Denenberg, Barry
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Scholastic, c1996.
Series:Dear America ;
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Main Author:Denenberg, Barry
Summary:The diary of a fictional fourteen-year-old girl living in Virginia, in which she describes the hardships endured by her family and friends during one year of the Civil War.

The peaceful Southern life that Emma Simpson and her family have always known is shattered when the Civil War begins. Emma's father and brother are called to battle, but her family believes the Confederacy will quickly win the War between the States. However, as the months drag on, the harsh realities of war set in: Supplies, medicine, food, firewood, and ink for Emma to use in her diary become increasingly scarce as troops from the North march deeper into the South. Finally, even Emma's home is commandeered by the Yankees. Though she faces many hardships and the horrors of death, Emma never loses hope, and, with a brave spirit, she comes to realize what things in life are most important.

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General Notes:"Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864"--Cover.
Physical Description:156 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
ISBN:0590228625 (alk. paper)
Author Notes:

Barry Denenberg is the critically acclaimed author of many books of nonfiction and historical fiction. His historical fiction titles include several in the Dear America, My Name Is America, and Royal Diaries series. Barry Denenberg lives in Bedford, New York, with his wife and daughter.

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