Teddy's father was a soldier and had died in battle. Teddy's most prized possession is a button from his father's uniform, and his greatest desire is to become a brave soldier like his father. His pride and inclination for mischief create conflict with others and within himself as he finds that there is a "Captain of our souls" who must be served. His decision will inspire and challenge the reader to become the "soldier" we all need to be.
A story of courage, conflicting emotions, and personal growth. As a timeless character building classic, the Moores have commended it to thousands of students. â€”Moore Academy
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