Based on a True Story
E. F. Abbott
About this Series
E. F. Abbott’s Based on a True Story books are exciting historical fiction stories about real children who lived through extraordinary times in American History, featuring black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout.
“In one of four titles launching the Based on a True Story series, Abbott profiles the youngest known soldier in the American Civil War…Twenty short chapters, interwoven with archival photos and Noble’s line drawings, depict the grueling realities of a being a Civil War soldier…while dashes of hope…help keep this war story palatable for younger audiences.”—Publishers Weekly (on John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy)