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WHEN THE SERGEANT CAME MARCHING HOME
by Don Lemna

Paperback | 208 pages | 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 | US$ 7.95
ISBN: 9780823422111 | 01-15-2009

Grade: FIFTH | Age: 8 to 12

Themes: Family & Relationships, Farming & Farm Life, Humor
Recommendations: A*, BL*, C, SLJ


About the Book
Donald can't believe it when his father returns after serving in World War II and decides to move the family to a middle-of-nowhere farm, where they work hard trying to make ends meet. Full of wry, affectionate humor, this novel shows how one family becomes whole again.

Excerpt from When the Sergeant Came Marching Home. Copyright © 2008 by Don Lemna. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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“Illustrated with small, lovely black-and-white drawings, this debut novel is timeless, each chapter resembling a short story, often with a quiet kick at the end.”

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WHEN THE SERGEANT CAME MARCHING HOME
Educator's guide featuring classroom activities and suggestions for further exploration.