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 Lew Wallace, Boy Writer

by Martha E. Schaaf
Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
Pub. Date:
ISBN 1-882859-05-7(hc) -06-5(pb)
Reading Level: Lexile:  570L  Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 4.5

Lew Wallace was most famous for writing the world-famous novel, Ben-Hur, but did you know that as a boy, he played hooky from school? What was the secret to Lew's "magic pencil," and can you imagine what happened when Lew saw his baby brother crawl beneath the moving wheels of a heavy carriage?

In Volume 3 of the Young Patriots Series, learn the answers to these questions and join Lew Wallace as he grows up in the fields and rivers of his native Midwest.

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