Charley Skedaddle

Author(s): Patricia Beatty
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.28 hours)
Product Number: Z10119
Released: Apr 07, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490662558
Narrator/s: Jeff Woodman
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Twelve-year-old Charley Quinn is a Bowery Boy. He feels tough, clever, and ready for adventure. When he gets a chance to join a New York regiment marching to battle in the Civil War, he is happy to go along. Charley is too young to be a soldier, so he is trained to be a drummer boy. No amount of drumming, though, can protect him when the bullets start flying. Frightened and sickened by the blood, Charley runs. As he scrambles for safety in the Virginia mountains, he is captured by someone more menacing than any soldier. Each day, as Charley works for his captor, he hopes that he can prove that he is not a coward. But what will he do when he is faced with the ultimate test? Charley Skedaddle tells the story of a boy's journey toward manhood. Jeff Woodman's narration keeps up the swift pace of this historically-accurate work.


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Charley Skedaddle
Product Number: BX00034750
Product Number:Z10119
Product Number:C2178

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Author(s): Patricia Beatty
Narrator(s): Jeff Woodman
Product Number C2178
Released: Jun 11, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402552182
Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Patricia Beatty
Product Number 44115
Released: Nov 07, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419349676

Professional reviews

"Twelve-year-old Charley Quinn thinks war is going to be swell when he runs away from his home in the New York Bowery to become a drummer boy in the Civil War. He can't imagine that anything could make a coward out of a street-tough Irish lad. It's not war, in the end, but a self-imposed exile in the backwoods of Virginia that teaches Charley what courage really means in this novel, winner of the prestigious Scott O'Dell Award for historical juvenile fiction. Narrator Jeff Woodman has a repertoire of authentic accents, from lower New York to mountain hillbilly, that pull the listener into each scene of this action-packed adventure. M.C. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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