The Blue and the Gray by Eve BuntingAs planks crack and hammers pound, two young friends explore the grassy fields beyond the construction site where their new homes are being built.In 1862 this was a battleground for the Civil War, where lives were lost as soldiers fought, the blue against the gray. And while no marker stands today to honor the freedoms that were won, one boys father helps both boys to remember, and to pay their respects to all that happened there so long ago.
In gentle counterpoint, Eve Bunting and Ned Bittinger contrast the destruction and misery of the Civil War with the construction of a modern interracial community. And they pay tribute to the beauty of a special friendship in the haunting recollection of the Civil War.
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The Blue and the Gray by Eve Bunting (2001, Paperback)
From Bunting herself, "I have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. My success has been a constant surprise. I often think 'How can all these things happen to this little kid from Maghera? Overall, Eve Bunting is a successful writer. With over books published, her works are well-read and known. Eve herself is a humble person and feels she is just doing what she loves.
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Thank you! Bunting adds to her series of picture books with serious themes Smoky Night , , etc. As the two boys, fast friends, explore their new homesites, they learn about the tragic loss of life that happened there in that war of "us against us. Bittinger's oils capture both the bucolic peace of the present-day countryside and the smoke and turmoil of battle, in one case as seen from exactly the same point of view in two consecutive spreads. Particularly effective is the ghostly presence of soldiers, cannon, horses, and wagons as faint silhouettes in some scenes of the two young friends. Offering only hints of the issues over which the war was fought, this is not a book to read without preparation, but it is a worthy complement to books such as Patricia Polacco's Pink and Say and Karen Ackerman's The Tin Heart Picture book.