My Brother's Keeper Book Summary

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In the novel My Brother's Keeper: Virginia's Diary; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1863 a young girl named Virginia Dickens is left by her father and her brother Jed, who is eighteen years old, from their home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to help Virginia's Uncle Jack hide his horses from the Confederate soldiers.Virginia Dickens, who is a nine year old in the year of 1863 wants to go with them, but her father says that the safest place for her is right in her own hometown, Gettysburg, with Rev. McCully's wife. Jed entrusts his journal to her, and he asks her to write in it for him while he's gone --- to be his eyes and ears and tell him everything she thinks and feels. The author "Mary Pope Osborne" writes about this little girl in the form of the diary. The book takes place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is a Historical fiction book. …show more content…

Dickens. Virginia is brave. She goes out to watch the battle so she can write it down for Jed. When some Confederate soldiers come riding toward her, she climbs into a tree. She discovers that this was a mistake, though, because Confederates keep riding their horses on the road under the tree, and she can not come down. Then she falls out, right in front of Rebel soldiers on their galloping horses. This book takes place during the times of the Civil War, but in particular the Battle of Gettysburg. The Battle of Gettysburg took place from July 1, 1863 to July 3, 1863. It is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil

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