Author MacKinlay Kantor
Publisher Random House Landmark Series
Binding Hardcover cloth
condition The book has a break in the binding easily glued but we would rather you do that yourself. We do not have the dustjacket but the book is still a rare find from the Landmark Series
"Lee and Grant at Appomattox" is a captivating historical fiction children's novel penned by MacKinlay Kantor and first published in 1950 by Random House. Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, this timeless tale transports young readers to one of the war's most pivotal moments: the surrender at Appomattox Court House.
Through the eyes of two young protagonists, readers experience the events leading up to General Robert E. Lee's surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant. Kantor skillfully weaves historical accuracy with engaging storytelling, bringing to life the challenges and emotions faced by both Union and Confederate soldiers.
As Lee and Grant negotiate the terms of surrender, the novel explores themes of honor, duty, and reconciliation. It offers young readers a nuanced understanding of the complexities of war and the human experiences that transcend battle lines.
With its vivid descriptions and compelling characters, "Lee and Grant at Appomattox" is not only an educational read but also a captivating adventure that encourages empathy, critical thinking, and a deeper appreciation for American history. Kantor's masterful storytelling ensures that this classic novel continues to inspire and resonate with readers of all ages.