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The Brothers' War

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So bravely, our mission can not be futile
My hope for our children is a lasting peace,
Though that must seem odd in the midst of a
brutal War. Can the seemingly unceasing cease? —Excerpt from Brothers' War

The wonderful wordplay of J. Patrick Lewis breathes new life into the speeches of Lincoln, the letters of Grant and Lee, and the moving human drama of our country's Civil War. Lewis' poignant poetry gives young readers a vivid insight into the brutal conflict that tore America apart. Lewis draws on primary sources to inspire each poem, bringing the ordinary and extraordinary voices of the Civil War to light.

  • Ages 10–14
  • 48 pages
  • 10 x 9 1/4
  • Hardcover
  • © 2007

J. Patrick Lewis is a full-time writer and poet, and a former professor of Economics. He has published numerous children's books, many in verse. His poems have appeared in various children's magazines and in over 70 anthologies. He reviews children's books for the New York Times, presents teachers' workshops on teaching poetry, and visits numerous elementary schools each year. He lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.