Books by G. Clifton Wisler

KINGS MOUNTAIN by G. Clifton Wisler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"As historical fiction, there are too many lessons grafted onto the narrative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The fighting during the American Revolutionary War set neighbor against neighbor and family against family and it was in the south that those feelings were especially intense. Read full book review >
MUSTANG FLATS by G. Clifton Wisler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"The characterizations are a little flat, but the action is not, and the sections dealing with capturing and breaking the horses are particularly compelling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Alby's father returns home from the Civil War, nothing is as Alby expected. Read full book review >
THE DRUMMER BOY OF VICKSBURG by G. Clifton Wisler
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"The war is a noble one when they begin, and Orion's act further ennobles it, making the Howes little more than pawns in a conflict they obviously can't hope to understand. (b&w map) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A historical novel about a real boy who served as a drummer in the Union Army during the Civil War, from Wisler (Caleb's Choice, p. 978, etc.). Read full book review >
CALEB'S CHOICE by G. Clifton Wisler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Instead of imposing a modern sensibility, Wisler (Mr. Lincoln's Drummer, 1995, etc.), refreshingly, creates a character that is true to his times. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the 1850s, Caleb finds himself at the home of his grandmother in north Texas after his father goes bankrupt. Read full book review >
MR. LINCOLN'S DRUMMER by G. Clifton Wisler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, this historical novel is scrupulously researched and overflowing with evocative detail, and Willie's tale is authentic and engaging. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Willie Johnston was a real ten-year-old boy who was a drummer for the Union Army during the Civil War, serving with the Third Vermont Infantry and seeing combat before being hospitalized with the fever. Read full book review >
JERICHO'S JOURNEY by G. Clifton Wisler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Piper's Ferry, 1990): the characters remain a bit sketchy, but this fast-paced, action-packed pioneer story has believable, well-researched episodes and, in Jericho, a likable narrator with a consistent voice. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In 1852, Jericho Wetherby, 12, and his family set off for Texas—where Pa's long been hankering to settle. Read full book review >