Children's Items, (Book)Anybody's Hero: The Battle of Old Men and Young Boys
Luca, twelve years old and new in Confederate Petersburg, Virginia wants to fit in. No one, except Jim, the class brain, is friendly. Luca and Jim team up to investigate the mysteries surrounding the doll with no face, the Voodoo pouch, and the Trapezium House. They decide to share their suspicions with Luca's grandfather on the day the Union army advances on Petersburg. Luca, his grandfather and Jim join the old men and young boys defending the city. Written especially for the young reader, this book captures the essence of the drama that has been commemorated in Petersburg every Jun 9 since 1866. Totally engaging with wonderfully portrayed, realistic characters and plot - a great story about a little-known but significant victory for the Confederacy.