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Publisher's Summary

Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart. Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen. In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War.
©2011 Gary Paulsen; 2012 Listening Library
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Critic Reviews

"A stark, utterly persuasive novel of combat life in the Civil War that may well challenge generations of middle-school readers." (The New York Times)
"Paulsen's storytelling is so psychologically true that readers will feel they have lived through Charley's experience." ( Publishers Weekly)
"The nightmare of the Civil War comes to the pages in this novel from Paulsen...based on the real-life experiences of a young enlistee." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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By L. Moser on 09-20-17

very sad informational book, with a great story.

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By charles e spears on 03-04-17

very good read

As a soldier i loved it. i could see the detail in the story. It gave me more respect for the men back then.

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