No Man's Land: A Young Soldier's Story Book Summary and Study Guide

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Fourteen year old Thrasher Magee is the son of farmer. He lives in Georgia. He wants to join the Confederate Army, but one has to be at least 18 years of age to join. He writes the number 18 on a piece of paper and sticks it in his shoe. When the Major asks him if he is over 18, he can honestly say that he is. Thrasher and his friend Baylor get assigned to the Okefenokee Rifles, a company in the 26th Georgia regiment.
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They are then moved to Camp Semmes, where they train for many days. Finally they get orders to move to Virginia to fight with General Stonewall Jackson. They meet some Yankees and they decide to play them in a game of baseball at the place they call No Mans Land. Fianlly a great battle occurs, The Seven Days Battle.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   american civil war period War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   Civil War Kid or adult book?    -   Ages 7-14

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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