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.