Lew Wallace gained world-wide fame as the author of the best-selling author of Ben-Hur. But did you know that as a boy, he played hooky from school? Governor, foreign minister, Civil War general, inventor, artist and author, Lew Wallace spent his boyhood in the fields and rivers of his native Midwest. Join Lew as he rescues his baby brother from beneath the wheels of a carriage and entertains his friends with portraits from his "magic pencil." Volume 3 of the Young Patriots Series, Lew Wallace, Boy Writer, features the story of the childhood of the young author from the age of 5 until the age of 19, and ends with a brief summary of his adult achievements.
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