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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (357 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosemary Wells Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
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As the Civil War swirls closer to her home in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, 13-year-old India Moody is tutored by a young scholar who sparks her interest in biology, chemistry, and college. But when India's father goes missing, she searches for him on the ghastly Antietam battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

Rosemary Wells' books have garnered ALA and School Library Journal Best Book and Christopher Award honors. Praised by starred reviews, this carefully researched novel delivers an unforgettable story of determination and self-sacrifice in the face of incredible loss. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget R. Wilson | 2/20/2014

    " a well researched historical novel. At times a bit predictable, but on the whole, a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Ball | 1/29/2014

    " Excellent historical fiction. This is the story of India Moody, a harness-maker's daughter living in Virginia as the Civil War erupts. It is her story of growing up wanting more from life than the ability to cook, clean and "write thank you letters." India has a talent for science and chemistry, and is tutored by her wealthy godmother's asthmatic son Emory-- who has very modern ideas about what causes disease and how to treat and prevent infections. Neither Emory's nor India's beliefs are accepted. Red Moon at Sharpsburg is also the story of the Civil War -- what war was (and is today) like, how it affects not just soldiers and officers, but the people on both sides in and out of harm's way. Rosemary Wells is a Connecticut resident -- maybe we'll be lucky enough to meet her sometime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/28/2014

    " I must have really liked this story of a southern girl during the Civil War because I stayed up late two nights in a row to finish it. India Moody is smart and tomboyish, two things not looked upon nicely in Virginia in 1861. The story develops two themes: India's desire to resist the whaleboned corsets and meek married life that seem to await her and instead go to Oberlin College and the horrors wrought on her family and town by the war. From an adult perspective, parts of the story may seem simplistic, but still it's well told. We see the good and bad on both sides and we feel sorry for the main characters. Despite the title, Sharpsburg (better known as the Battle of Antietam) takes up only a chapter or two of the book, although it's effect on India is profound. Highly recommended to young readers who like historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lincolnwood Public LIbrary | 1/21/2014

    " Meh-I didn't love the book, and I can't quite figure out why. It may just not have been the right book for me at the right time. It was a well written,vivid portrayal of life during the civil war, highlighting what the opportunities (or lack their of) that were available for women at the time. It also included lots of interesting information about the state of medicine at the time. The book received a star review from SLJ, Booklist, and even Kirkus--so just because I didn't love it doesn't mean that it's not a good book. I wouldn't hesitate to put it on a historical fiction bib--I think it's a good recommendation for middle school students--I think anyone much younger then that would be confused by all of the medical and scientific vocabulary that is included. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 1/15/2014

    " Very good historical fiction. Strong teen girl during Civil War who wants to go to college. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carly Noyes | 1/9/2014

    " This is a story that takes place on Confederate territory during the time of the Civil war. The main character of the story is a girl named India who acts too much like a boy in most people opinions except for Emory Timble. Emory does not fight in the war becuase he researches medicine. Since school is not in session India goes to him for tutoring. After time together the two find themselves falling in love. Once Emory joins the Confederate army India soon realizes that Union or Confederate, every soldier has someone waiting for them back home. By helping the soldier out, India is given a little help which perhaps is the return of a good deed done. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheri | 1/9/2014

    " Someone else gave this a perfect review, so I'll just share my main complaint. It was boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AaRtHi :) :D :P | 1/1/2014

    " Awsome historical fiction. sooooooooooooo sad!!!!!!!!! :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 12/25/2013

    " Meh-I didn't love the book, and I can't quite figure out why. It may just not have been the right book for me at the right time. It was a well written,vivid portrayal of life during the civil war, highlighting what the opportunities (or lack their of) that were available for women at the time. It also included lots of interesting information about the state of medicine at the time. The book received a star review from SLJ, Booklist, and even Kirkus--so just because I didn't love it doesn't mean that it's not a good book. I wouldn't hesitate to put it on a historical fiction bib--I think it's a good recommendation for middle school students--I think anyone much younger then that would be confused by all of the medical and scientific vocabulary that is included. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 12/17/2013

    " Strong female protagonist - harsh reality & stupidity of War. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/13/2013

    " Historical fiction, especially about the Civil War, is very interesting to me, but it is just too sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 11/9/2013

    " I thought this book would be a western by the name but it is a civil war story. I liked the main charcter and it seemed true to the time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yara | 11/3/2013

    " I couldn't decide between a four and a five. A beautiful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ⓛeah ✿εїз✾ | 10/2/2013

    " It was for school but it was good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mickey | 4/16/2013

    " This was an excellent Civil War novel. I got a good perspective of the Civil War, even though the main character was a girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cboatfield11 | 1/25/2013

    " I listened to this one. I did not care for the narrator's voice for the main character. Her southern voices for the other characters were more authentic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Jones | 12/23/2012

    " Great read for students in grades 4-7. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ruphas | 11/5/2012

    " Okay its really good except for alot of people die and i hate books that people die. like "where the red fern grows", so good. But so sad it doesn't make up for the good parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 10/4/2012

    " A very good Civil War novel for 5th grade up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. Davidson | 6/7/2012

    " This historical fiction book about the life of a determined young girl during the Civil War reminds each of us of the impact that war can have on families. It also shows the determination that one girl can have of the lives of those around her during trying times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 12/16/2011

    " I really enjoyed the story of the book. I thought the American Civil War told from the perspective of a southern female was an interesting change of pace. The reason it didn't get five stars from me is because the ending was too abrupt; I needed more closure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 12/6/2011

    " India Moody is touched in many ways by the Civil War as her Virginia town sees soldiers, wounded and deprivation. When her tutor and her father are drawn into the war India faces the battlefield to save the people she loves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/9/2011

    " Excellent historical fiction. Civil War from the point of view of a girl who dreams of being a doctor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pattyb | 6/25/2011

    " Strong female character set in Civil War time period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Su | 4/28/2011

    " Heart wrenching and wonderful! Another Young Adult selection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 4/16/2011

    " Great read for students in grades 4-7.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 2/1/2011

    " i enjoyed this well enough. the characters felt kind of removed- not enough emotion in the writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pattyb | 1/29/2011

    " Strong female character set in Civil War time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ?eah | 12/21/2010

    " It was for school but it was good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mari | 7/5/2010

    " Great historical fiction showing Confederate and Union points of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Su | 5/23/2010

    " Heart wrenching and wonderful! Another Young Adult selection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ragan | 4/21/2010

    " Well written book about the Civil War for young adults and adults who like to read about young adults. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/8/2010

    " Historical fiction, especially about the Civil War, is very interesting to me, but it is just too sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 1/8/2010

    " A very good Civil War novel for 5th grade up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/10/2009

    " One of my favorite Civil War books. Rosemary Wells is at her best with this story of a family caught in the crossfire of the Battle of Sharpsburg. "

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