Escape by Night

By Laurie Myers

Henry Holt (2011)


"By yielding a child's-eye view of the war's moral dilemma, the story offers an interesting conversational starting point for young readers new to the subject."

— Wall Street Journal

“This adventure combines intrigue with soul-searching moments as Tommy weighs his options against the values of his Christian teachings by his father, the Reverend McKnight. The succinct

and simply written narrative will appeal to

reluctant and younger-grade readers ...”  

— School Library Journal

“… This quick and exciting chapter book isn’t shy about advancing a moral message but does so with a light touch, allowing Tommy to arrive naturally at his convictions.”

— Booklist

“Woodrow Wilson’s boyhood inspired this taut novel... Sharp historical fiction, adeptly streamlined for reluctant readers.”

—  Publishers Weekly

“A genuine young hero learns the meaning of friendship, loyalty and freedom in this suspenseful Civil War vignette.”