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10 thoughts on “Seeing the Elephant: A Story of the Civil War

  1. says:

    This is a fictionalized tale about the American Civil War It is told from the point of view of a 10 year old boy, who is not old enough to join the Union Army with his older brothers, and his longing for them and to be part of the action I do not want to give away the story but I will say that it brought me to tears This story would be amazing for showing the human side of war and teaching how war is viewed from varying perspectives This is not a book that I would use with very young childre This is a fictionalized tale about the American Civil War It is told from the point of view of a 10 year old boy, who is not old enough to join the Union Army with his older brothers, and his longing for them and to be part of the action I do not want to give away the story but I will say that it brought me to tears This story would be amazing for showing the human side of war and teaching how war is viewed from varying perspectives This is not a book that I would use with very young children It would be wonderful for middle school social studies or English Language Arts It would connect with the material they are studying and help them see the war in a different light, from the perspective of a child, which is not often discussed when studying war The artwork is beautiful and incredibly detailed The art adds rich detail to the story, bringing a warmth that is not often associated with war stories


  2. says:

    A great story about the horrors of war and the human cost Excellent and factually accurate, this book is a good pick for 5th 8th grades.Unique Feature Historically accurate language Not bad language, but words most kids won t know.Genre Historical Fiction Real genre historical fiction


  3. says:

    Seeing the Elephant by Pat Hughes takes places during the Civil War and tells the story of a young boy who wishes he could join the Union Army along with his two older brothers The story begins with Izzie, the young boy, watching his two older brothers Ario and Cal go off to see the elephant The brothers told Izzie that seeing the elephant meant that they were going into battle for the first time Izzie did not want to stay at home in Pennsylvania with his younger siblings on the family fa Seeing the Elephant by Pat Hughes takes places during the Civil War and tells the story of a young boy who wishes he could join the Union Army along with his two older brothers The story begins with Izzie, the young boy, watching his two older brothers Ario and Cal go off to see the elephant The brothers told Izzie that seeing the elephant meant that they were going into battle for the first time Izzie did not want to stay at home in Pennsylvania with his younger siblings on the family farm Izzie began to write his older brothers to keep in touch while they were away in the war Izzie found out that his brother Cal had typhoid but wanted to rejoin the regiment as soon as he was better This made him very proud of his older brother A few weeks later, Cal was diagnosed yet again with typhoid and was forced to return home Cal was very distant towards Izzie when he returned and this hurt Izzie s feelings terribly A few days afterwards, Izzie s Aunt Bell came to visit and offered to take Izzie to the hospital that she worked at in Washington At the hospital, Izzie was introduced to a Confederate soldier named Grafflin At first, Izzie was incredibly rude to Grafflin because in Izzies eyes the Confederacy was the enemy After a brief conversation with Grafflin, Izzie began to realize that the soldier was just like his two older brothers Grafflin had a younger sibling named Travis who was the same size as Izzie Izzie returned to the hospital the next day to write a letter to Travis as a favor for Grafflin Izzie s Aunt Bell revealed to him a few days later that Grafflin had passed away due to gangrene This made Izzie incredibly upset and he broke down in tears Izzie was glad that he had gotten to know Grafflin and hear his side of the story He knew that he would never forget the Rebel soldier I would recommend this book for children in the intermediate age range Although Seeing the Elephant is technically a picture book, it contains paragraphs of text on each page and a lot of dialogue that may be difficult for very young readers to comprehend The illustrations help with comprehension but there is so much text on each page and the illustrations only convey one point I believe that Seeing the Elephant is an excellent example of historical fiction The events and attitudes are consistent with the historical evidence and appropriate for the time period For example, Izzie does not like the Confederate soldiers because his brothers are fighting for the Union This is a very typical attitude during the Civil War Izzie was also well developed as a character His feelings, values and behavior all reflect the historical period The plot was based on authentic facts It is known that typhoid was prevalent during the Civil War and Izzie s brother was diagnosed with typhoid twice during while serving the Union Army I would definitely recommend this book to other readers I think it is perfect for a child who is interested in learningabout what life was like during the Civil War for a young boy Children today could relate to some of the issues presented in the book such as missing a relative that has gone away Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Seeing the Elephant I thought it was exciting and emotional at the same time


  4. says:

    This book was one of my least favorite books that I have read this year due to the fact that it was way to long It seemed as if it was trying to fit to many details maybe this makes for abelieveable story during a certain time period The story was about a boy name Izzie who wants to join the union army like his brothers in order to see the elephant which was a term for going into battle This book is made for someone on a secondary level in school because the content is period based Izz This book was one of my least favorite books that I have read this year due to the fact that it was way to long It seemed as if it was trying to fit to many details maybe this makes for abelieveable story during a certain time period The story was about a boy name Izzie who wants to join the union army like his brothers in order to see the elephant which was a term for going into battle This book is made for someone on a secondary level in school because the content is period based Izzie is a strong believer of going to war and wants to be just like his brothers who are currently in the army When one of his brother returns home from the war due to an illness he is sad and depressed because he never got to go to war and he doesnt want to be looked at as scared and this causes him to lash out at his family Izzie wants to get away from home due to all the tension with his older brother so he goes away with his aunt who is a nurse to wounded soldiers in washington While there he meets abraham lincoln and a wounded soldier and his total perception of the war changes I probably wouldnt read this book to my students if i was a teacher because you want to keep the kids interested and the long read may be a little boring Unless you are a fan of period based books than I probably wouldnt read it the language is not hard but some of the language is a bit dated due to the fact that the story is based during the civil war This is a picturebook as well as a contemporary fiction book


  5. says:

    This was a case of a picture book trying to talk too much Too many words, too much story, and trying too hard to tell the WHOLE true story Although the history was interesting, it just wasn t a story to be told in a picture book If I had been presented this same information, maybe even identical text, in a chapter book I likely would have give it four stars, but the publishing decision was just wrong to make it into a picture book, despite the fact the illustrations were beautifully done I c This was a case of a picture book trying to talk too much Too many words, too much story, and trying too hard to tell the WHOLE true story Although the history was interesting, it just wasn t a story to be told in a picture book If I had been presented this same information, maybe even identical text, in a chapter book I likely would have give it four stars, but the publishing decision was just wrong to make it into a picture book, despite the fact the illustrations were beautifully done I couldn t sit down and read this to a child, nor would a child attempt to read this on his own Perhaps a teacher could use it in a middle school or upper elementary grade to supplement the textbook, but even then, I think the length would make it difficult to read to a class of restless children It s too bad, but the publisher failed this author and illustrator horribly on this one


  6. says:

    In this Civil War story, a boy is anxious to see the elephant, ie, experience something he doesn t see in his daily life He goes with his aunt to Washington D.C., where she works in a hospital treating wounded soldiers There he finds that war is not as glorious as he s thought.I ve read similar stories to this While the story was good and got the point across, it didn t grab me emotionally the way Patricia Lee Gauch s Thunder at Gettysburg did.


  7. says:

    This is our favorite Civil War picture book so far Although the other reviews didn t rate it as highly, my son wanted to reread it I thought the storyline did capture our interest What I liked most about it is the presentation of how complicated the Civil War was not a cut and dried just about slavery approach There is a human side, and not all Southerners had slaves or were pro slavery.


  8. says:

    A sweet story about the complexities of war.


  9. says:

    gorgeous illustrations touching story


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Seeing the Elephant: A Story of the Civil War Young Izzie Wishes He Could Join The Union Army With His Brothers, Ario And Cal He Wonders What It Would Be Like To See The Elephant Soldier Talk For Going Into Battle For The First Time But It Seems The Closest Izzie Will Ever Get To Battle Is Visiting Wounded Soldiers At A Washington, DC Hospital, Where His Aunt Works As An Army Nurse When Izzie Meets A W