Private captain by marty crisp-Private Captain - Marty Crisp

Set during some of the most decisive days of the Civil War, Crisp's Buzzard Breath contrived historical novel thrusts a ragtag crew on a seemingly impossible quest. Twelve-year-old Ben sets off secretly from Lancaster to find his older brother, Reuben "fifteen years older than Ben, and more like a father than a brother really" , an officer in the th Pennsylvania Company A, and bring him back to run the family store after their father's death. Ben is joined first by Reuben's dog Captain, an extremely loyal and capable hunter with "the best nose in three counties," quickly followed by Ben's "pesky" year-old cousin Danny, a spoiled only child, and a runaway milk cow. This obtrusive cast's search becomes ever more daunting. They encounter burning bridges, shooting, kindly Rebs and menacing Rebs, deserters, and wounded and battle-scarred boys not much older than themselves.

Private captain by marty crisp

Private captain by marty crisp

Private captain by marty crisp

Private captain by marty crisp

Private captain by marty crisp

I would recommend this story to readers who like stories with animals. But then, the wind changed and the fire rushed westward towards Wrightsville. The first chapter book I ever truly enjoyed. There was a problem adding your email address. Spencer rated it really liked it Jun 19,

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PW Picks: Books of crizp Week. Sierra Drollinger rated it it was amazing Apr 16, My favorite part about the book was when Ben snuck out of Private captain by marty crisp house to go look for Reuben. Mar 23, Deanna rated it it was amazing Shelves: civil-wardogshistorical-fiction. Jennie rated it it marhy amazing Apr 09, Took me right back to the Civil War time period, I "swan". About Marty Crisp. Everything Dog 4. Along the way, they face soldiers from both sides unti gr pgsLancaster and Gettysburg, Pa. Really enjoyed this story.

After his father's death, year-old Ben feels he must bring his big brother Reuben back from the war to help his mother.

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After his father's death, year-old Ben feels he must bring his big brother Reuben back from the war to help his mother. It's an adventure from the first as he must sneak out at night, and finds all Marty Crisp is an award-winning author and journalist. She is the author of Everything Dog. Everything Cat. Crisp lives in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. Private Captain : A Story of Gettysburg.

Marty Crisp. Ben was determined to look for his brother Reuben on his own, to bring him back from the Union Army before the big battle came. Wherever that was! And now he finds himself trekking through Pennsylvania with a big yellow dog, a pesky little cousin, and an old Jersey cow named Mavis. But dodging rebel soldiers and fording the Susquehanna River in the middle of the night is dangerous work for one boy alone. Together, the motley crew just might make it before the big battle comes and takes Reuben away forever.

Marty Crisp weaves a powerful Civil War novel with an unlikely group of heroes, including the courageous dog, Captain, who kept them alive through it all. His Brothers Dogs Keeper. Milking It. West to the War.

Marty Crisp. Preview — Private Captain by Marty Crisp. More By and About This Author. Sort order. Original Title. There were lots of dead bodies at Gettysburg.

Private captain by marty crisp

Private captain by marty crisp

Private captain by marty crisp

Private captain by marty crisp

Private captain by marty crisp

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One of the most important parts of Captain concerns the crossing of the bridge in Columbia, PA. It was really the only way for Ben to go west to try to find the Union Army. But he was worried something would happen to the bridge before he could cross it. And he was right to worry. The plan was to burn the mile-long wooden covered bridge across the Susquehanna River. They tried to set fire to the bridge, but eventually had to plant explosive charges to get the blaze to catch.

That left Ben and his small crew no choice but to ford the treacherous river. The fire, thanks to many buckets of crude oil sloshed onto the wood, really got going, sweeping east towards Columbia and the home guard that had set it.

But then, the wind changed and the fire rushed westward towards Wrightsville. Twelve-year-old Ben sets off secretly from Lancaster to find his older brother, Reuben "fifteen years older than Ben, and more like a father than a brother really" , an officer in the th Pennsylvania Company A, and bring him back to run the family store after their father's death. Ben is joined first by Reuben's dog Captain, an extremely loyal and capable hunter with "the best nose in three counties," quickly followed by Ben's "pesky" year-old cousin Danny, a spoiled only child, and a runaway milk cow.

This obtrusive cast's search becomes ever more daunting. They encounter burning bridges, shooting, kindly Rebs and menacing Rebs, deserters, and wounded and battle-scarred boys not much older than themselves. All the while they head into the Battle of Gettysburg, where they realize the enormity of both armies and the human costs of the war. Unfortunately, much of the dialogue feels stale: "Wait! Lookee here," says a Confederate soldier as he spies Ben and Danny.

Despite the promise of the action-packed story line, the execution is slack. Ages

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Set during some of the most decisive days of the Civil War, Crisp's Buzzard Breath contrived historical novel thrusts a ragtag crew on a seemingly impossible quest.

Twelve-year-old Ben sets off secretly from Lancaster to find his older brother, Reuben "fifteen years older than Ben, and more like a father than a brother really" , an officer in the th Pennsylvania Company A, and bring him back to run the family store after their father's death. Ben is joined first by Reuben's dog Captain, an extremely loyal and capable hunter with "the best nose in three counties," quickly followed by Ben's "pesky" year-old cousin Danny, a spoiled only child, and a runaway milk cow.

This obtrusive cast's search becomes ever more daunting. They encounter burning bridges, shooting, kindly Rebs and menacing Rebs, deserters, and wounded and battle-scarred boys not much older than themselves. All the while they head into the Battle of Gettysburg, where they realize the enormity of both armies and the human costs of the war. Unfortunately, much of the dialogue feels stale: "Wait! Lookee here," says a Confederate soldier as he spies Ben and Danny. Despite the promise of the action-packed story line, the execution is slack.

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Private captain by marty crisp

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