Brave Kids: True Stories from America’s Past: Robert Henry Hendershot

Robert Henry Hendershot
Illustrated by Doris Ettlinger
Aladdin (Simon and Schuster)

Ages 6-9
Available in library edition, 64 pages
ISBN 0-689-84981-8

Available in paperback
ISBN 0-689-84980-X

Robert runs away from home to become a drummer boy for the Union Army. He wants to participate in a battle, but his captain says that he’s too young. Can Robert find a way to become a hero?

“A good example of how an early chapter book can provide substantial historical material in a simple format and still do its subject justice. A solid offering for young readers.” --Kirkus Reviews