5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Level: 4.8, Points: 5Scholastic Reading Counts
Level: 4.6, Points: 10Lexile
John Wilson says he lives in the past, at least when he 's writing and researching: "I love history, and when I discovered that hundreds of Civil War soldiers returning home after surviving the horrors of an enemy prison camp died because of the greed of men on their own side, I had to write a book about it. The unfairness of it is what got me interested, but then I began to think about what I might have done to survive in those circumstances. Would I have been happy with every decision I made as I fought for my life? That 's Jake Clay 's story. "
When living in the present, Mr. Wilson says, "I divide my time between presenting in schools, driving my son to soccer games, and awaiting the rare visits of my two grown-up daughters. "
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