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Feb 17, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: If you didn’t read this wayyy back in elementary school, I recommend you do so now! Jerusha takes him in and requires him to work for her. Main character is blah and there’s no reason to care about him. If no stars were an option, I would have done that. This drummer boy book was at the very end of the Civil War, after Gettysburg, however, whereas the other drumm Last third was better than the first half, so I gave it a 3 instead of a 2. He goes to the army to be a drummer boy or a bugler.

Mar 09, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is out of print, so it is hard to find copies to buy. Jun 20, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: Teaching American History Through the Novel. Critics cite her strong sense of humor, as well as a sharp sense of place, as strong points of her fiction. Preview — Charley Skedaddle by Patricia Beatty. He helped people in need.

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I like this book i think you should read it to it was a good book. It is interesting has a lot of information and the story is put charleh a teenagers eyes and it is cool but boring at some points. New York City gangs, the war, slavery, border state geography, Underground Railroad, and so on. Perhaps the timing wasn’t right, but just didn’t work out for us. When he runs away from the battle after believing he has killed a man, he ends up finding refuge with a hill granny.

Ashamed, Charley keeps running and is captured by an enemy soldier but later flees charlley after gaining a chance to escape. This book is about a young boy named Charley.


Mar 05, Lauren rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was first published in This drummer boy book was at the very end of the Civil War, after Gettysburg, however, whereas the other drummer boy book I read was in the very beginning. He runs into a friend of his deceased brother who encourages Charley to join them as they head off to the Civil War.

Teacher Created Resources, Inc. Jun 16, Rachel Thomasson rated it it was amazing Shelves: He helped people in need. Preview — Charley Skedaddle by Patricia Skfdaddle. He is inevitably forced to flee again but with the knowledge that what he has gained from his time in the mountains will go with him. This book also provides so many opportunities for enriching history discussions about the Civil War, drummer boys, young boys and girls sneaking into the army and what that was like for them, etc.

Charley Skedaddle

Aug 11, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: Charley was a sympathetic chaarley, caught in compelling circumstances, who took refuge in a region and culture in SW Virginia that I am very familiar with. But when the battle is upon them, Charley finds the realities of war too intense and runs Desperate to leave New York and the tyrannical reign of his soon to be brother-in-law, Charley Quinn joins a parade of Union soldiers on their way to shipping out.

Charley finds Grandma Beth in a ditch with her mule Canaan. May skedaddel, Sara rated it liked it Shelves: He does this because someone shot one of his friends.

Dec 24, Diane rated it liked it Shelves: Their relationship grows into one of caring for mkvie other and he learns many lessons on the farm and develops into a capable individual. Her works continue to attract readers of all ages. Charley Skedaddle is a really good book that I am reading, and I would of never found it without my tescher!


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I appreciated that the severity of the war was evident, yet as a children’s novel it wasn’t all the gruesome details.

Charley Skedaddle by Patricia Beatty

I really like the book although I’m not into the whole war thing. In re-reading this book as an adult, I still treasure it! This a historical fiction story that takes place during the civil war. I will definitely use this novel with my class this year.

This book tells the story of a boy on the Yankee side while the other tells of the South. This story I liked the characters, particularly the personalities of Canaan the mule and Malindy the goose- who had realistic natures of each respectively. Despite the fact that my teachers kept calling it a “boy’s book” I skedavdle it and loved it.

Published October 1st by Troll Communications first published While running away he gets captured by a union soldier.

Young readers will learn many interesting things about the time period and maybe charely for themselves whether Charle This was an interesting story, although I found it fascinating that the author was ultimately so ambivalent about the idea of desertion.