As Charley is returning home one day with a hatbox, he encounters a member of the rival gang and gets into a fight. He works with her as if she was his actual mom. While running away he gets captured by a union soldier. He turns around and a painter mountain lion jumps down off the roof and attacks Charley.
This section contains words approx. Meanwhile, he works as an errand boy for his older sister, Noreen. He picks up supplies and hats for her sewing business and delivers them when Noreen is finished with them.
Charley finds Grandma Beth in a ditch with her mule Canaan.
The next morning he kills the animal as it springs to attack him. The next day Charley leaves because the war coming up. Eventually Charley meats a woman named Grandma Beth.
He goes to the army to be a drummer boy or a bugler. He manages to run away. She begins to teach Charley about farming and herbs and he begins to take pride in his abilities.
When Granny is called away to assist with a birth, a panther attacks, killing most of the chickens. Charley is furious and goes out where he encounters a military parade. Charley Quinn is twelve years old the summer after his older brother, Johnny, is killed at Gettysburg.
That night, Charley hears the cat on the roof. He then has to go find Granny who has fallen and hurt her leg. When they arrive at their destination, Charley is taken on as a drummer boy. As he pours out his troubles to Con, Charley decides that he wants to run away and join the army.
He runs away because he shot the man. Charley helps her home and nurses her back to health. So Charley grabs the rifle and goes outside. Granny Bent catches him trying to steal eggs from her hen house and takes him in. As he runs, some men call him "Charley Skedaddle.
Charley ends up shooting the mountain lion. At a confederate base he meats a man named Jem. Oct 25, 02JulianB rated it it was amazing Charley skadaddle is a really heart touching book about young charley quinn who is in civil war i think this book is very touchy and sad but also it is about courage of a young civilian who has the most courage ive ever heard i never knew a book could just pop out and hit you like this one did.
Their arch rivals are the Dead Rabbits. Charley escapes to the Blue Ridge Mountains but is hungry. Charley is a member of the street gang known as the Bowery Boys.Charley Skedaddle: Historical Fiction for Teens: Illustrated Edition - Kindle edition by Patricia Beatty, Amber Reitan, Beebliome.
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After graduating from time resident of southern California.4/5(6). Charley Skedaddle by Patricia Beatty In this powerful story, based on real-life Civil War records and memoirs, young Yankee deserter Charley Quinn learns that his flight from his first battle doesn't brand him a life-long coward/5(13).
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