Timothy Donovan’s Story
Timothy is a fourteen-year-old orphan enjoying his easy life as a bugler with the peacetime army in a Charleston Harbor fortuntil South Carolina secedes from the Union. Almost overnight, Timothy finds himself at Fort Sumter, where he faces the threat of bombardment by rebel forcesand the taunts of a soldier who sees him as good for nothing but sounding bugle calls.
“Makes the siege come alive for readers . . . . Thrilling and engaging, as Timothy prepares for and participates in battle.”
“Reeder effectively and uniquely couples drama and history . . . and introduces young readers to the relentless chain of events that led to our nation’s bloodiest conflict.”
The Horn Book Guide