Soldier's Secret The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero
A Soldier's Secret
The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero
  • Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
  • Publication Date: March 18, 2014
  • Price: $8.95
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 1-4197-1032-X
  • EAN: 9781419710322
  • Page Count: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World/All
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Historical fiction at its best, this novel by bestselling author Marissa Moss tells the story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man named Frank Thompson during the Civil War. Her adventures include serving as a nurse on the battlefield and spying for the Union Army, and being captured by (and escaping from) the Confederates. The novel is narrated by Sarah, offering readers an in-depth look not only at the Civil War but also at her journey to self-discovery as she grapples with living a lie and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers.
Using historical materials to build the foundation of the story, Moss has crafted a captivating novel for the YA audience. The book includes a Civil War timeline, archival photos, a glossary of names, a detailed note on sources, and a new readers guide.

About the author

Marissa Moss has written and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Amelia’s Notebook series, the picture book Nurse, Soldier, Spy, and a middle-grade novel, The Pharaoh’s Secret. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.