The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - Rifles For Watie

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 12Z6.186265
Winner of the Newbery Medal
An ALA Notable Children's Book
Winner of the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

Just sixteen, Jefferson Davis Bussey can't wait to leave his Kansas farm and defend the Union against Colonel Watie, leader of the dreaded Cherokee Indian rebels. But - exhausted, starved, and scared - he soon learns that there's more to war than honor and glory. And when he is sent to infiltrate the enemy camp as a spy, Jeff makes his most important discovery of all: The rebels are just men - and boys - like him.

Available only in The Literacy Bridge 5.

Hardcover, 494 pages
Published on September 20, 2004 by Thorndike Press
ISBN-10: 0786268964
ISBN-13: 9780786268962
5 Book Reviews
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  • destinyFriday, May 12, 2017 at 9:02 am
    why can we read this book i dont know why?
    • keefur1617
      keefur1617Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:36 am
      I loved the book although I believe they could have saved certain character deaths for other characters and some not all, but that’s not a deal breaker. I would give this book a 3.5-4 stars out of 5. You could in some scenes and parts really feel how Jeff was feeling and you could feel also how hard some choices were such as staying with the union or joining the confederates . I would highly recommend this book to anyone in 7th grade who are VERY mature, I say this because of the language and other aspects in the book, so I would suggest this book mainly to high-schoolers
      • sushi321
        sushi321Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:04 am55 stars
        it was a great historical fictional novel and loved reading it.
        • JerikaTuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:08 am
          This is a good book
          • applejuice
            applejuiceTuesday, January 29, 2013 at 7:22 am33 starsFeatured
            all i have to say is its not so bad for a book about war. i didnt really want to start reading it because im not in to books like this but i didnt really have a choice. it turns out its not so bad and i kind of enjoy it.if you like war books than this is something youll love.