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By Karen Hesse

Newbery Medal winner Karen Hesse's Civil conflict diary, a gentle within the hurricane, is now again in print with a stunning new cover!

In 1861, Amelia Martin's father is stripped of his put up as a ship's captain whilst he's stuck harboring the chief of a slave uprising. Now he's an assistant lighthouse keeper on Fenwick Island, off the coast of Delaware -- a country wedged among the North and the South, simply as Amelia is wedged among her warring mom and dad. Amelia's mom blames her abolitionist husband for his or her residing stipulations, which she claims are taking a toll on her future health. Amelia observes her mother's hate and her father's admiration for Abraham Lincoln.

But slavery is the deeper factor isolating the 2 aspects. because the Civil conflict rages on, Amelia slowly learns that she can't cease the scuffling with, yet via preserving watch within the lighthouse on a daily basis, lighting fixtures the lamps, cleansing the glass, and rescuing sufferers of Atlantic storms, she will nonetheless make a distinction.

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No thank you, John,” Keeper Dunne said. “I’ll leave you two to kindle the Light, though. ” And he climbed slowly down the stairs, his steps ringing like a dull bell. As we lit the wicks, I spoke almost in a whisper. ” Father harrumphed. I looked down on our house through the lantern glass. Mother used to stand and watch us kindle the lights as night fell. Tonight there was no sign of Mother. qxd 5/6/99 12:22 AM Page 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 S23 R24 Saturday, January 19, 1861 Clear.

Saturday, April 27, 1861 Clear. Wind S. Moderate. I persuaded Mother and Father to attend Van Amburgh’s Menagerie and Fair with me today.

Thursday, January 17, 1861 Cloudy. W. Moderate. Visited Uncle Edward after school. There was an earthquake in South Carolina! The quake sent people running into the streets. They thought their houses were falling down. Uncle Edward said their houses were falling down, from a different kind of earthquake altogether. ” Mr. O’Connell was in Uncle Edward’s store testing the weight of hoes, close enough to hear Uncle Edward’s words. Mr. O’Connell still treats Daisy like a slave. She works in back when Reenie’s father comes in.

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