Gunfire at Gettysburg (Choose Your Own Adventure, No 151)

by Doug Wilhelm | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0553563939 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 4/11/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, April 11, 2003
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

This is a choose-your-own adventure aimed at kids of 10+, set at the battle of Gettysburg. It's a decent adventure, too; the hero is a young Gettysburg boy who finds himself in the middle of the conflict. The choices he is faced with include whether or not to risk helping a young black girl escape slavery, provide information to the rebel forces, hide a Union office from the enemy, or carry stretchers onto the battlefield to help the wounded. While some of the lessons are a little pointed, I thought that overall it was a fair representation of the situation - and an entertaining story/game as well.

Released on Friday, April 18, 2003 at Book swap shelf, Post Office, Middlesex Rd in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts USA.

I plan to leave this on the book-swap shelf at around 3.

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, April 20, 2003
Controlled release:

Just after I released this book I got a PM from BCer MaryZee, who kindly offered to release the book in Gettysburg itself. Since the book was still on the swap shelf the next time I went to the post office, I retrieved it and am forwarding it to MaryZee for a much cooler release site. {grin}

Journal Entry 4 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Received this in the mail today from GoryDetails, after offering to release it for her. Will probably hold onto this for a couple of weeks, long enough to read it next, and will release it in Gettysburg, PA, when the weather is more reliable.


Journal Entry 5 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Sunday, May 04, 2003
Read thru this some before passing it on. I wish they had cool books like this when I was a kid. This book can have 10 different endings, so it can be read several times.
I didn't particularly like that it was written in 2nd person (you, you, you), but I guess it might involve a kid more in the story.
Seems to be historically accurate. Living about 10 miles from there, it's fun to see (esp. on the map) places included which are close to where I live, including "Tanneytown" Rd.

Will take this to Gettysburg soon to release, maybe next weekend if the weather is decent.

5/31/03 - Released this book this morning at Devil's Den. Drizzly weather, so I dressed the book in its protective ziplock bag. I stayed to watch the book get picked up, since I didn't want to abandon it in the icky weather. Fortunately, I didn't have to worry since the book was picked up in about 15 min., and I didn't even get to do release notes, since I see the kind folks who've adopted the book have already registered their find. Hope they enjoy it, and BookCrossing!

Journal Entry 6 by Lavinia88 from Hopewell Junction, New York USA on Saturday, May 31, 2003
Ifound this book at Devils Den in Gettysburg! I was surprised something was there and I got to be the person who found this book.I hope to leave it in a cool place.

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