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A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter

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(4,161 Sterne; 28 Bewertungen)

Sylvia Fulton is a ten-years-old girl from Boston who stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, before the opening of the Civil War. She loves her new home, and her dear friends. However, political tensions are rising, and things start to change. Through these changes, Silvia gets to know the world better: from Estrella, her maid, she starts to understand what it is to be a slave, from her unjust teacher she learns that not all beautiful people are perfect, and from the messages she carries to Fort Sumter she learns what is the meaning of danger. However, this is a lovely book, written mostly for children.(Summary by Stav Nisser) (3 hr 52 min)


00 - Introduction


Read by Amber Hamilton

01 - Sylvia


Read by Amber Hamilton

02 - A New Friend


Read by Veronica Schlette

03 - Sylvia in Trouble


Read by Veronica Schlette

04 - An Unexpected Journey


Read by Veronica Schlette

05 - Estralla and Elinor


Read by Amanda Friday

06 - Sylvia at the Plantation


Read by Edith van der Have-Raats

07 - Sylvia Sees a Ghost


Read by Amber Hamilton

08 - A Twilight Tea-Party


Read by cbooren

09 - Troublesome Words


Read by cbooren

10 - The Palmetto Flag


Read by E.Lee

11 - Sylvia Carries a Message


Read by E.Lee

12 - Estralla Helps


Read by Kalynda

13 - A Happy Afternoon


Read by Cate Barratt

14 - Mr. Robert Waite


Read by cbooren

15 - Where is Sylvia


Read by cbooren

16 - In Danger


Read by Amanda Friday

17 - A Christmas Present


Read by Cheri Gardner

18 - Great News


Read by Amanda Friday

19 - Sylvia Makes a Promise


Read by Amanda Friday

20 - Two Little Darky Girls


Read by Amanda Friday

21 - Fort Sumter is Fired Upon


Read by Cate Barratt


excellent intro into civil war for children

(5 Sterne)

the readers all did a great job. i dont usually listen to books that have a different reader for different chapters, but they all did a fine job on this one. while this is a childs story, i still enjoyed it. so many valuable lessons learned and a small introduction to the civil war for kids just learning about it. it makes a point that even though the friends held different beliefs, they could all still get along.

Outdated Language

(4,5 Sterne)

I can't complain much, it's very difficult to find a book about the civil war or slavery in general that doesn't use common words of the time... the less offensive N word is very commonly used in these sorts of things, as is d*rky, and more... would give this to children only after explaining that these words are hurtful now and should not be used. Well read for the most part!

Period Specific Language

(4 Sterne)

I enjoyed the storyline. The some of the atrocities of slavery are covered and Esther-Alice is portrayed as loyal, Brave and cunning. However, parents should be aware that they use terms that are deemed inappropriate today: N*, Darky, Pick* etc.