Nurse, Soldier, Spy The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: March 8, 2016
  • Price: $9.95
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-2065-9
  • EAN: 9781419720659
  • Page Count: 48
  • Illustrations: 48 pages of full-color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World/All
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A thrilling picture book biography of Civil War soldier Sarah Emma Edmonds, from award-winning creators Marissa Moss and John Hendrix

When Frank Thompson sees a recruitment poster for the new Union army, he’s ready and willing to enlist. Except Frank isn’t his real name. In fact, Frank is really Sarah Emma Edmonds, in disguise.

Only nineteen years old, Sarah has already been dressing as a man for three years and living on the run in order to escape an arranged marriage. She’s tasted freedom, and as far as she’s concerned, there’s no going back.

Eager to fight for the North during the Civil War, Sarah joins a Michigan infantry regiment. She excels as a soldier and even takes on the grueling task of nursing the wounded. Because of her heroism, she is asked to become a spy, cross enemy lines, and infiltrate a Confederate camp. For her first mission, Sarah must once again disguise herself and rely on the kindness of enslaved people to help her do her job.

This incredible true story of a brave young woman who makes an unlikely choice to fight for her country is one that should not be lost to history.

About the author

Marissa Moss has written and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Amelia’s Notebook series and A Soldier’s Secret. She lives in Berkeley, California. www.marissamoss.com.

John Hendrix received four starred reviews for John Brown. His other books include Shooting at the Stars and Drawing Is Magic. Hendrix lives in St. Louis, Missouri. www.johnhendrix.com.