The Red Badge of Courage (Classic Starts)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.917933

A searing tale of fear and courage, set during the Civil War, but more powerful today than ever. A young man enlists in the Union Army, but nervously wonders how he will react to the blood, violence, and death of a real battle. When that terrible day arrives, he flees the fighting in terror. But his cowardly behavior gnaws at his conscience, and he searches for redemption for what he has done.

Age Range: 7 - 9 years
Grade Level: 2 - 4

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on March 28, 2006 by Sterling
ISBN-10: 1402726635
ISBN-13: 9781402726637
2 Book Reviews
  • mountaingirl
    mountaingirlover 1 year11 star
    I had to read it for school and could barely get through it. Lots of big words. It takes about three pages to describe the way a person is killed and is quite gorry. Do not recomend.
    • alexhod1617
      alexhod1617over 5 years33 stars
      I recommend this book for teens, it has a lot of big words kids wouldn’t understand. I enjoyed it, it had a good plot but the conflict was a bit strange for a book about war. It has some sad moments but it turned into a happy ending.