Johnny, Jody, and Sally lived their carefree lives in rural Port Hudson, Louisiana, unaware of the tragic conflict that was about to explode and the adventure that awaited them. The outbreak of the Civil War forced countrymen to take up arms against one another—some wearing coats of blue and some coats of gray.
What would happen to their friends and families? What would happen to them? They tried to do what they could by stocking supplies at their childhood hideout at the old mill—just in case their worst fears came true.
While at the mill one day, they see some bluecoats hide a small leather bag. The bag, or actually what is inside of it, sends Johnny, Jody, and Sally on a dangerous mission—a mission that will surprise not just the three children, but everyone. For ages eight and up.
About the Author
Helen Mott Bannister was born in the little town of Olla, Louisiana, and spent a considerable part of her life in the rural areas around Baton Rouge.
About the Illustrators
Stan Routh is an architect/artist with a master’s degree in history and design. In 1983, Stan and his son, Craig, were selected to do the Special Olympics poster awarded by Louisiana State University to all athletes, coaches, sponsors, and dignitaries at the Summer Games.
A COAT OF BLUE AND A COAT OF GRAY
By Helen Mott Bannister
Illustrated by Craig and Stan Routh
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
80 pp. 5 1/4 x 8
1 Map 13 Illustrations
ISBN: 9781565542815 pb