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Ebook Friend on Freedom River by Gloria Whelan read! Book Title: Friend on Freedom River
The author of the book: Gloria Whelan
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 782 KB
Edition: Sleeping Bear Press
Date of issue: December 9th 2004
ISBN: 1585362220
ISBN 13: 9781585362226

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Illustrated by Gijsbert van FrankenhuyzenIn 1850 the Detroit River was a major track along the Underground Railroad -- the last step to freedom. The journey across the river was dangerous, especially in winter and especially for a 12-year-old boy. When Louis's father left him in charge of the farm he offered his son this advice, "If you don't know what to do, just do what you think I would have done." Louis relies upon his father's words of wisdom when a runaway slave and her two children come looking for safe passage.

In the second title in our Tales of Young Americans series Gloria Whelan -- author of National Book Award winning "Homeless Bird" -- beautifully creates a suspenseful coming-of-age story while illuminating a difficult time in America's past. Ms. Whelan's narrative again shows the human spirit will forever shine brightly in dark times.

"Freedom River" - part of our Young Americans series - will quickly become a favorite for its important message and look at history from a youngster's eye. Artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen - a Sleeping Bear Press favorite - treats the material as only he can. Each illustrated page demonstrates the same mastery and devotion to his craft as the young heroes he brings to life.

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Ebook Friend on Freedom River read Online! Gloria Whelan is the best-selling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Friutlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Square and its companion, The Impossible Journey; Once on this Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; Farewell to the Island; and Return to the Island. She lives with her husband, Joseph, in the woods of northern Michigan.


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