B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet
by Patricia Bauer
B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet takes readers on a journey into one of the most important chapters of our nation's past. The Civil War was one of the bloodiest, most divisive events to take place in America's history, and most certainly ever on American soil. For four years our young country's sense of self and citizenry was shaken to the core as North and South battled each other. B is for Battle Cry brings to life historic battles (Antietam and Gettysburg), renowned leaders (Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee), inventions (ironclad ship and Gatling gun), and inspiring events and documents (the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation). From the first shot fired at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, B is for Battle Cry brings this nation-defining time period to vivid life.Patricia Bauer believes that stories bring history alive. She uses poetry, music, picture books, costumes, and literature to engage her middle school students in the study of American history. B is for Battle Cry is Pat's first children's book. She lives in Minneapolis with her artist husband, David Geister. David Geister's deep appreciation for the drama of American history and the desire to tell those stories is what inspires his artwork. He is a popular visitor at schools with his costumed portrayals of historic characters. He lives in Minneapolis with his author wife, Patricia Bauer. This is David's fifth book with Sleeping Bear.
- Dewey: 973.7
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585363568): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2009, 04/20/2009
- PDF (9781585365944): 40 pages, 10 (w) x 11 (h), © 2011, 03/04/2011
- Hosted ebook (9781627534116): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Language Arts
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 7.8
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 130741
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / General (JNF025000)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical (JNF007020)
- New York State Reading Assoc. Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List--Intermediate Category, Short-listed, 2012
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Author: Patricia Bauer
Patricia Bauer is a veteran teacher whose passions include history, music, art and literature, which she shares with her sixth grade students. Pat is often in costume, portraying nineteenth century characters. B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet, illustrated by her husband, David Geister, is Pat’s first published children’s book.
Illustrator: David Geister
Artist Dave Geister tells stories through his historical paintings and costumed storytelling. He enjoys doing school visits almost as much as painting children’s book illustrations. Teachers and librarians often comment on the rapport that Dave establishes with children and staff and how he encourages them to do their art.
Dave is married to Pat Bauer, author of his most recent book B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet.