Charley Skedaddleis a younger version of Red Badge of Courage. I enjoyed the history and the storyline, and I feel that this book is perfect for a 4th or 5th grader looking for a light fiction book about the Civil War.
Charley is a member of one of the toughest gangs in New York City. When his older brother is killed at Gettysburg, Charley vows revenge against the Confederates. So he joins the Union Army as a drummer boy. Charley thinks war will be glamorous and ...read more