Illustrated by Ryan Lanigan
Our first book, The Lost Dispatch, was published in August 2008, by Clark Legacies LLC of Lexington, Kentucky.
It’s about 12-year-old Victoria Johnson who reluctantly enlists in the Union Army. She’s a little late because the Civil War was fought nearly 150 years ago.
But Vic’s sixth-grade class has joined adult re-enactors staging the October 8th, 1862, Battle of Perryville. That was the most important Civil War battle fought on Kentucky soil.
Vic needs the extra-credit she’s been promised, and the re-enactment beats spending a couple days with Granny Gladys and her yappy Chihuahua, Taco. So grudgingly, Vic trades her iPod, cell phone, and TV for a kepi, wooden rifle, and bug-infested tent. She’s hot, itchy, and irritable, marching in a soldier’s ill-fitting boots. But at least it’s just for one weekend.
It could seem like forever, though, when Vic discovers her tent-mate is her arch enemy, Latisha, the perfectionist.
To make matters worse, Vic’s fantasy of fame and fortune vanish when her great-great-great grandmother’s journal is stolen. That journal could solve a mystery about the outcome of the battle—which, in turn, could have affected who won the Civil War.
So now Vic is baffled, bugged, broiled, and even more bad-tempered than before.
Don’t desert Vic when she needs a friend to help her out of this mess. Be a pal. Buy The Lost Dispatch, read it in a comfy chair, sipping a cold drink, and enjoy your Civil War experience—without the heat. And the bugs. Mostly the bugs.
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