This is the third of Patricia Beatty s historical novels set in the Civil War Charley Skedaddle was set with a young boy from the north who runs off to war only to find out it wasn t what he expectedTurn Homeward Hanna was set with a young girl from the south who is taken prisoner and sent north accused of treason because she worked at a southern cloth mill In Who Comes With Cannons we are introduced to uakers in North Carolina who were part of the Underground Railroad I found this book an easy read once you get into cadence with the Friends Hunter Kiss language use of thee While it does seem improbable that the young girl in this story would actually be able to meet Frederick Douglass and see Abraham Lincoln the story about uaker beliefs and how they aided the north in their own way was extremely believable While I stillike Charley Skedaddle best this is a good historical novel for those interested in the Civil War and it shows the war from an very different vantage point that one does not often hear about A very interesting Civil War story from an unusual perspective The Friends had a part to play on both sides I Doctor Sleep loved this book It s the uaker perspective during the American Civil War and I really enjoyed the story and characters This book was often difficult to read because of the uakeranguage of Thees and Thous It was a story about a uaker girl from the north who is sent to Karma's A Sexy Bitch: Choose Your Own Erotic Fantasy Adventure live with her family in the South when her family dies The uakers are involved in the Underground railroad Two of the uaker boys are kidnapped and forced in to the Southern army and then captured by the Northerners and put into Yankee prison The main character must make a dangerous journey to rescue her cousins She gets help from Frederick Douglas and the President himself Very fun Great for discussion of the Civil war period Title Who Comes with Cannons Author Patricia Beatty Genre Historic Themes US History Openinginesentence Kettle cousin indeed The name stung Brief Book Summary A story of an orphaned girl who goes to Mythological Beasts Turned Me Gay: Three Book Collection: (Mythology Erotica) live with family during the Civil War This is a story of courage as a young girlearns about how to deal with the This All Encompassing Trip: Chasing Pearl Jam Around The World loss of her parents as well as her family s involvement in Underground Railroad Professional RecommendationReview 1When orphaned Truth comes toive with her uncle s family in North Carolina she soon Scouts learns of their involvement with the Underground Railroad Admiring their courage she aspires to help and her commitment to the uaker ideals guides her on several abolitionist missions The story is believable nicely paced and rich in historic detail Professional RecommendationReview 2 Beatty s posthumous Civil War novel will be welcomed by readers of her earlier works such as Charley Skedaddle and Jayhawker Truth Hopkins a uaker is sent to North Carolina relatives on the eve of the Civil War her mother is dead and her father dying Doubly an outsider she watches and helps in small ways as her kin run a station on the Underground Railroad When war comes her two male cousins are forced into the Confederate armyater in a rather improbable journey north and back again Truth rescues one of them from a Union prison in Elmira NY The once timid Truth can then take her place in the family and in the The Organ Grinders local Meeting for Worship The risky choice to create a heroine who plays a passive role for much of the story succeeds in the end Truth s uiet determination allows readers to view the Civil War from the perspective of a group persecuted by both sides Ages 10 up Oct Response to Two Professional Reviews The professional reviewers were right when they mentioned the how good the historic detail was This topic can be a very dry part of history Having the students connect to the story by using a character who they can relate to makes it interesting Evaluation of Literary Elements Theiterary elements in this book are perfect for students in third and fourth grade In each chapter there is at The Sudoku Code least one picture For example in Chapter 2 there is a picture of a bonnet This is a very good visual just in case there is a student who doesn t know what oneooks ike Students will connect with this story although the Civil War is not something the students would have ived through students will be able to show empathy with the main character because they share roughly the same age Feeney S Moravcik E 2005 Consideration of Instructional Application If my class were Silver in the Wood learning about the Civil War I would have ateast four or five books the students could choose from This book would be one of them I would then have a meet and greet with the students as they dress up as their favorite character from the story and have conversation with the other characters from other stories I saw this on a sale cart at a ocal ibrary and I Behold the Child: American Children and Their Books, 1621-1922 like historical novels and expected this to be a great find on the topic of slavery and the Civil War but it was nothingike that
I only spent 25 cents but there was no real reason for me only spent 25 cents but there was no real reason for me read this and I The Second Cure look forward to finding better novels on the subject After reading They Loved to Laugh I was thoroughly sick of the Friends had never heard of them before and was turned off to discover they re in here It also reminded me of that book because both heroines go toive with family and have only male cousins All of the thee s and thy s are really annoying and I don t Essential Andhra Cookbook: With Hyderabadi and Telengana Specialities like books so heavily religious The beliefs people had back then are upsetting and I don t find it enjoyable to read themHer cousin Robert accused her blonde hair of making her stand out and her aunt Elizabeth said her hair and cheeks are too bright for a Friend and shel need to wear a bonnet Imagine being so stodgy and rigid that you think someone is anti religious because their cheeks are naturally colored and they have blonde hair It s truly sickening They have to wear plain dark clothes Men and women set on separate sides of the meetinghouse Her uncle was horrified that she had ridden astride a horse without a saddle Ew This The Sorcerer's Apprentice lifestyle was making me sick It s set in NC so that was another reason that I had to have it Finding books in my home state is really cool especially an historical novel Truth is 12 and Robert is 19 It was never said how old Todd was uakers don t believe in fighting are peaceful people Hay rides are for courtingAfter the meeting Elizabeth mentioned that Todd was talking to Lucy and Truth saw that he waseaning towards the girl and the girl had her head tilted knew they were in Eagle's Gate love She wondered if anyone would everook at her World War Z. La guerra mondiale degli zombi like thatOn the way home from school Truth saw the Fields boy taking a coffle of fugitive slaves back He hit on her and asked her to tip her bonnet back so he could see if she was pretty noticed she had hairike gold She ran away and noticed one of the slaves running after her Suire knew the Bardwells and they had helped him before Their house was a stop on the Underground Railroad The big hearthstone could "be moved aside to reveal a hole in the floor for slaves to "moved aside to reveal a hole in the floor for slaves to in Uncle Matthew told her she could come along with the boys on the hay ride Truth didn t want to spend a hayride with Robert But Elizabeth promised that Robert would treat her better because he d just been worried she d reveal their abolitionist work and endanger themTodd said he wanted to marry Lucy before the war comes said she s willing Robert said she d been willing since she was 8 Todd told Truth to rest and put his arm around her I thought something would happen with both boysMartha the girl who had been so cold with Truth at school turned out to be a part of the Underground Railroad Her family s home was Station Seven Truth realized that Martha had just been worried about her secret ike Robert I guess being an abolitionist made you mean to everyonevery odd I hated when Truth caught Martha staring at Robert and could tell she iked him Back up But at Who Is Muhammad Ali? least Robert smiled at Truth in the barn so he was coming around to her Perry told the schoolchildren about Daniel Fields visiting his home in search of the runaway slave He blamed Truth Martha and Lydia all of the uaker kids He said uakers hide slaves and send them north viewed it justike stealing an animal They viewed them as stolen property He threatened to beat up their men Truth said uaker men don t fight for. When Truth Hopkins's father dies she goes to ive with her uncle and his family on their North Carolina farm Like Truth the Bardwells are uakers They oppose slavery but refuse to take up arms in the civil war that is now being waged to end this inhuman institution Then one day a runaway slave takes refuge on the Bardwell farm and to Truth. ,
They open the window and throw upIt was annoying that they finally got to NY the ast eg of their journey to go to the prison and a mob of men attacked Matthew and hurt him badly It was a bit outlandish that Suire was there in NY He s had word from Friends that they were coming Wasn t he in CanadaThen Suire said they d go to see Frederick Douglass in Washington It got even unbelievableDouglass had argued with President Lincoln about having black men enlist in the Union Army Lincoln finally agreed but Douglass thought he should have soonerThere were riots in NY about the draft uakers were hated because they helped black people to freedom Blacks were treated terribly because they were seen as the cause of the war Some black people were killed and an orphanage for black kids was burned down Washington was hot and humid with mosuitoes and a swampy smell The Capitol wasn t even finished being built Douglass iked uakers because one had found him on the roadside and told him to get in the wagon Douglass thought it would be best to go through Mary Lincoln the president s wife for this particular agenda He sent a etter to her ahead of Truth and Suire So that was Frederick Douglass contacting Mary Lincoln instead of President Lincoln on behalf of this ittle girl Mary s maid brought them in to see Mary who agreed to see them for Douglass Mary heard her tale and shared that she has a kid named Robert and her maiden name was Todd Truth wanted her to have Lincoln write a A Secret Kept letter to the prison reuesting that Robert beet free Lincoln made an appearance as Mary went into the adjoining room where Truth was able to hear his voice and see his shadow on the drapes hand his etter to Mary I was rolling my eyes Mary told her that Lincoln has a fondness for uakers She read his etter where he d written that Robert be released to her Imagine holding a etter the president wrote for youSuire and his wife took up the Bardwell surname They were going to travel to Africa because they wanted their kids to be born there When she got through to see the commandant Truth told him to tell Robert that his kettle cousin was here That was a cute moment because the very first page of the book had Truth overhearing Robert tell her mom that Truth was just a kettle cousin another mouth to feed The Union had the rebel prisoners drinking rotten pond water Robert got malaria and was given uinine So finally in August of 64 Robert was freeThe elders thought highly of Truth for all that she had done She finally got to talk with the elders at the meeting which is a big deal for a young person especially a girl Truth asked Lydia if Michael had written and Lydia said he should be writing to her and should have asked for her uncle s permission to write her but there hadn t been time She also thought Michael would become a Friend for her By the fall they had heard that Matthew fractured his skull and couldn t travel Lincoln was reelected Their hams and corn had been confiscated by the army and they were only eft with their poor horse Lucy had a baby in March and Truth had to go stay with her family because her mom was sick On the way there with Lucy s dad they encountered a battle and had to dodge the soldiers The fighting soon reached their house and they were stuck indoors for days Cannons would hit the house they had to stay inside and use a bucket of water to clean The dad cut a hole in the floorboards to use as a privy They had to stay on the floor and duck around through the houseThe Yankees checked to see if anyone was alive in the house and they collected their dead Later they noticed someone had The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World left skinned rabbits on their porch presumably a soldierAfter Matthew came back Martha and her dad stayed for supper and Truth noticed how Robert kept glancing at Martha and that he noticed her now Wtf He showed no interest in her this whole time Just because Marthaikes him doesn t mean she has to get him Just because you Tricycle (HISTOIRE) like someone doesn t mean theyike you back The war ended in April and the boys were able to come out of the cave They went to meeting and Lydia gave Truth a etter from Michael Truth felt strong and for the first time at meeting her thoughts didn t race to other things she was silent and felt compelled to speak The elders approved and she started by saying she s too young to speak but she wants to share how God took a poor servant and used her as His instrument I was so not happy with that I "wanted her with Robert because he was so much interesting than Michael And Michael didn t "her with Robert because he was so much interesting than Michael And Michael didn t come back into the story At east tell us where he s at what he went through and what will become of them Some romance where the two of them never even spoke How Let Freedom Reign': The Words of Nelson Mandela. Henry Russell lame and boring It might as well have not even been in here The author s note shared that uakers are called such because they uake in the presence of the Holy Spirit They believed whites blacks and Indians could have God s Light uaker men who ran from the army were hidden all over the south The Underground Railroad was called the railroad with no rails The people who operated it were called conductors They only knew theocation of the next station and who brought them the slaves Slaves going in one direction weren t blindfolded but it they were going to return then they were so the "conductor s identity could be protected Douglass really did know Lincoln and tried to get him to enlist black "s identity could be protected Douglass really did know Lincoln and tried to get him to enlist black in the army but Lincoln refused and that caused a coldness for a while I didn t know that he was made the minister of Haiti Mary Lincoln was considered to be vain and silly and was a trial at times for Lincoln She was impulsive and had a favorite child When Lincoln was killed she sent Douglass his walking cane It was terrible to hear that she never recovered from her husband s assassination and that her son had her put in a mental institution It s sad that the year before he died he was in failing health due to the stresses of his role People noticed his pallor gauntness tiredness and cold handshakes He favored the Society of Friends and said if someone was a Friend then they re not a prisoner of war When he was killed he had a uaker article in his pocket He had the power to free prisoners and he did She credited her source as a book she found at a college Paper Crafts Magazine: Joy of Card Making (Leisure Arts library and that it was about uakers in the southern states I kept wondering why the book was called Who Comes With Cannons when there had been no cannons Cannons didn t even come into the story until pg 166 out of 186 I didn t get a feelike I really knew Truth It s in 3rd person and the author barely wrote any of her thoughts and feelings about anything Yes she didn t believe in slavery She s a hard worker She wondered if a guy would Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have A Sound Mind look at herike Todd did Lucy Truth was asking uestions all the time and it was so annoying Will the riders be back Will the army come Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus looking for Todd The conversations they had were unrealistic and clumsy as the author tried to dispense informationFor ex Truth told Lucy that Todd had to stay in the cave because the army would beooking for him Lucy replied that Todd would get well and then he could come out at night which was weird that she knew that because the others had already said that All the characters had the same knowledge and just kept going around repeating it I will never read this again I read this aloud to my kids when we traveled to Georgia from CA and toured several historical sites Though the book doesn t take place in Georgia it really helped us to get into the time period Both my 10 yr old daughter 8 yr old son enjoyed it A middle grade novel about uakers Rudram in Tamil living in North Carolina during the Civil War Theanguage was a ittle stilted ots of thees and thous but the premise of the book was very interesting I KaBOOM!: One Entrepreneur's Quest to Build Community SAVE PLAY! learned aot about uakers and how they were treated in the Civil War This is a ovely book about the uaker community and their participation in the Underground Railroad It was a
fun read that I would be a great way to introduce children to the issues of slavery abolition personal choices civil disobedience and the civil war It s a book I would read with a grandchild This is a safe family focuse book with imited scenes of violence A nice way to introduce how the uakers participated in the Civil War. A riflePatricia Beatty best selling author and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction takes readers on an unforgettable trip aboard the Underground Railroad Her powerful story of the Civil War captures the secrecy suspense and heroism of this ittle known chapter in America's history and will ong be remembered by readers. Any reason Martha confirmed that Perry and the other boys would beat up Todd and Robert and that they wanted to tar and feather themuakers and other abolitionists were tarred and feathered Todd got a black eye and bruised face from one of the Gibson s Peter s family In April Peter reported that the South had fired on Fort Sumter in SC and Yankees were inside It was the start of the war SC Who on God's Earth do you 'think' you are?: A true story about TRANSCENDING the ILLUSION of SEPARATION left the Union before Christmas and NC was to secede soon I was hoping for between her and Robert One night the Gibsons broke their window and she saw Robert in his nightshirt talking to Todd Hello thoughtsIt was announced that NC had seceded in May and their teacheret school out early because everyone got so rowdy He knew it would be volunteers at first and then if the war went on all able bodied men would be drafted Truth wore a black band on her arm after her dad diedMartha asked Truth what would happen to Todd and Robert and I was so mad He s not yours Truth said that Robert had no true ove that she knew of and smiled at Martha and I wondered why she had no jealousy or feelings about the subjectuakers couldn t get Confederates to help them with their farming Truth did have some strong moments She had some fire to her which I ike in a heroine That night the gang of men came with torches and threatened to burn their home if they didn t join the army and they asked to see Todd and Lucy newly married who weren t there Then they asked to see Truth and Elizabeth to hug and kiss them but without their bonnets Truth got mad and put her head out the window told them to Mesagerul look at her and is this how southern gentlemen treatsadies and she s ashamed of them Elizabeth told her it was bold but foolish and Robert came in her room and praised her knowing just the right thing to say to make them Judy Blume: Fearless Storyteller for Teens leave She d hit right on to southern men valuing their respect for women without knowing it Robert and Todd had toeave and flee to Canada to avoid becoming soldiers Even the north would draft men at some point Before they eft Todd and Robert picked her up off her feet in a hug Robert whispered into her ear that he was proud of her ast night and to keep her courage up that he was glad she s come and that she What Am I Doing with My Life?: And other late night internet searches answered by the great philosophers ll be a comfort here I wanted so much but that was better than nothing I was upset though that he said they d send messages through the Buchans which is Martha s family Truth told them that she was proud of themTheir neighbors knew the boys were gone and headed where they d went Some nights they d ride by and yell out Cowards and Canada and throw things at their house uakers would be spat on and shoved in town Some merchants refused to sell to them A uaker from Virginia came to tell them in July that Todd and Robert had been caught by militiamen and forced into the army even though they were from another state The army men said uakers are only good for cannon fodder The man said the war would start in Virginia and that s where the boys are Letters and people could be sent by the Underground Railroad Todd came by one night had been shot and brought through the stations from VirginiaTodd stated that Friends weren t made to be soldiers that they weren t given uniforms or guns but were pushed to the frontine with nothing but their bare hands The Confederate army wanted them to be soldiers but they refused They were underfed made to stand up on barrels for a Jimmy: The Terrorist long time tied up in ropes in the hot sun and carryogs One of their Confederate neighbors had noticed a pile of boulders in their pasture and remarked on what a waste it was to take away from How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle: The Complete Seminar land that could be farmed and I knew that was going to be significant Sure enough Matthew and Elizabeth revealed that it was a hiding place and that Todd would be put there I was so disappointed that Robert wasn t with him But the good news was that the Virginia farmer had searched the battlefield for someone of Robert s description and hadn t found him among the dead Todd would be considered a deserter even though he hadn t joined the army Theyooked for deserters More scary stories for sleep-overs like they did slavesTodd had said that Martha asked about Robert and I was further annoyed And then stupid Truth told Martha s dad to tell Martha that Todd thought Robert was alive She d just aittle matchmakerThe army came ooking for Todd and Robert both of which were considered deserters So at east there was hope that he was aliveAll of the young uaker males had eft or been forced into the army By the new year the war had reached NC and the Union had set up base at Clark and Hatteras The draft "age had been raised to accept me 35 "had been raised to accept me 35 and they d have to pay 500 to get out of serving It was nice of Truth to offer her gold "bar that her dad eft her They knew the horses would "that her dad Dont You Dare Give Up left her They knew the horses would taken by the Confederates because they were needed for the army They knew it was better to sell them than to have them taken They also knew the horses wouldn tive ong in the war They didn t being shoving money so Matthew had to take some of the steer to market as well They d be killed for food for the soldiersI felt bad when Michael was taken away by the army He couldn t raise the money so he knew they d come for him and didn t fight itMichael told Truth and Martha before he eft that slaves could be hidden in the school oft and Martha said they knew that Okay Everyone just knew everything even kidsTruth cried and told him she d pray for him and to write to the school if he could And she realized she had deeper feelings for him than she realized He s a few years older than Robert Come on Where did this come from I know that Robert is her cousin but back then people didn t mind that and I iked him a ot better than the thin boring teacherHe pulled Truth to his side and held her there for a moment and he didn t touch Martha Martha told her that he cared for her and Truth said ike Martha cares for Robert UghThe Emancipation Proclamation didn t reach NC until a month ater at the end of January 1863 Lincoln had proclaimed it on Jan 1 and made slavery illegal in the Rebel states The Confederates considered it foolishness and the uakers had to celebrate it privately The war still went on though They didn t go to Goldsboro often because there was no coffee sugar or white flour Honey was used as a sweetener Bitter weeds were used to make coffee Home ground cornmeal was the only flour available It had been 2 years since they d seen Robert They realized that etters to uakers weren t delivered and that was why they weren t hearing from him In August Perry actually came to tell Truth that his brother had seen Robert He d been forced to fight and was a part of the Battle of Gettysburg where he d been put on the front The Interior Landscape: Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology line with no weapons justike before But a Yankee took him prisoner by bayonet point as a prisoner of war Perry had come around a Longevity, Senescence, and the Genome little bit He still believed in the war and wanted the south to win but he didn t take satisfaction in it He d rather be in school still instead of working on the farm and caring for his injured brother and dad and one brother died He even acknowledged that Robert was brave because he never took up a weapon even though they did bad things to him in camp Matthew said that if Robert had said he was a Friend and had refused to fight for the Confederacy the Yankees would have tried to get him to fight for them And if he refused to fight then he d be kept a prisoner In Jan 1864etters came from Michael to Lydia s family He 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As A Male Nurse Todd Said Hea male nurse Todd said he that makes Truth happy and that she ikes Michael better than she s ever saidThe army took people s cows horses and good wagons and paid them with Confederate money which wasn t worth much and there wasn t much to buy anyway Martha s dad brought news that Robert was being held in a prison in NY President Lincoln had proclaimed that all Friends be released from prison Matthew planned to use the Underground Railroad and take Truth with him since she s a Northerner Then he would go to President Lincoln That was the first bit of excitement in the whole book over halfway through They had to be blindfolded along the way and at one point were put into a hearse In the north they were able to get passes for the train A soldier told her that when people get sick from the cigar smoke. 's amazement her uncle hides him from the slave catchers Even puzzling he asks her to accompany him when he deliverswagonload of hay to a neighbor ate that nightThis ride and the wagon's real cargo involve Truth in a mysterious and dangerous underground movement and reveal how she can help further the cause of freedom without the use of.