By Karen Hesse

Newbery Medal winner Karen Hesse's Civil battle diary, a mild within the hurricane, is now again in print with a gorgeous new cover!

In 1861, Amelia Martin's father is stripped of his put up as a ship's captain while he's stuck harboring the chief of a slave uprising. Now he's an assistant lighthouse keeper on Fenwick Island, off the coast of Delaware -- a nation wedged among the North and the South, simply as Amelia is wedged among her warring mom and dad. Amelia's mom blames her abolitionist husband for his or her residing stipulations, which she claims are taking a toll on her future health. Amelia observes her mother's hate and her father's admiration for Abraham Lincoln.

But slavery is the deeper factor isolating the 2 aspects. because the Civil battle rages on, Amelia slowly learns that she can't cease the struggling with, yet through preserving watch within the lighthouse every day, lights the lamps, cleansing the glass, and rescuing sufferers of Atlantic storms, she will be able to nonetheless make a distinction.

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She had such energy. Her humor was so good. Her knuckles were hardly swollen. I dare to hope she is recovering and all will be well from now on. Thursday, January 24, 1861 Clear. E. Moderate. Father and I made the mistake of discussing politics within Mother’s earshot. She colored and grew angry. “I will not listen to this talk,” she snapped. Without looking back at us, she retreated to her room. I heard her weeping. Father heard her, too. A little later, when she grew quiet, I went in to her. She was sitting at her dressing table, gazing at the charcoal drawing of the cottage, which Father has not yet framed for her.

I looked down on our house through the lantern glass. Mother used to stand and watch us kindle the lights as night fell. Tonight there was no sign of Mother. qxd 5/6/99 12:22 AM Page 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 S23 R24 Saturday, January 19, 1861 Clear. W. Moderate. Mother nearly burned the house down last evening, though she doesn’t know it. Father was in the lantern room; he’d come early to relieve me. When I returned to the house, I smelled smoke. Mother had washed my extra stockings for me and hung them by the fire before retiring for the evening.

McCabe to excuse the condition of the house. She told him she had not been well. Dr. McCabe said he found nothing wanting but asked Mother to speak at greater length of her illness. Mother said, “I detest the sea. It smashes and stinks and tears everything apart. qxd 5/6/99 12:22 AM Page 53 my health in ruins. My head aches, my joints ache, and every morning I wake swollen. ” To hear Mother speak this way pierced my heart. Mother said Father should have taken a stag station, a station where the men live without their women, without their families.

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