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The Drummer Boys Battle

(1997)
Florence Nightingale
(Book 21 in the Trailblazer series)
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After their father dies, Robbie Robinson and his older brother, Peter, join the British army in order to make a living for their family. At first, army life is exciting, even fun. Then in 1854, they are sent to Russia to right in the Crimean War - Peter as a member of the famous Light Horse Brigade and twelve-year-old Robbie as a drummer boy. But the brothers are separated during the doomed charge of the Light Brigade, and Robbie fears for Peter's life.

An injury to his left hand brings Robbie to Barracks Hospital in Scutari, Turkey, where he hopes to find Peter. Instead he meets Florence Nightingale, a nurse working hard to change for the better the way nurses do their jobs. Robbie becomes Florence's "right-hand man," running errands, delivering messages, and reporting alarming hospital conditions to her. But the doctors and officers running the hospital want to put a stop to Florence's improvements. Will Robbie and his friend find a way to succeed in spite of the challenges?

Soldiers are dying all around him, and only Florence Nightingale can help save them!

An adventure story, ideal for readers 8-12 year of age.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 1997 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Drummer Boy's Battle: Florence Nightingale (Trailblazer Books #21)
Author(s): Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
ISBN: 1-4176-0781-5 / 978-1-4176-0781-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Drummer Boy's Battle: Introducing Florence Nightingale (Trailblazer Books) (Volume 21)
Author(s): Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
ISBN: 1-939445-23-X / 978-1-939445-23-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Castle Rock Creative, Inc.
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January 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Drummer Boys Battle: Florence Nightingale (Trailblazer Books #21)
Author(s): Dave and Neta Jackson
ISBN: 1-55661-740-2 / 978-1-55661-740-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bethany House
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January 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Drummer Boy's Battle (Trailblazer Books Book 21)
Author(s): Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
Publisher: Castle Rock Creative
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