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When Jesse went down to the marsh on that fateful day, he expected to find a turtle for terrapin soup. Instead, he comes across a dying slave woman who makes Jesse promise hell take her young son, Perry, to a relative in Baltimore. Aiding and abetting a slave is against the law, and it also goes against everything Jesse has been taught to believe. But he cant break a promise to the dead, and, more important, he has to follow what he knows in his heart to be right.
     The journey is more treacherous than Jesse ever imagined. At the crossroads of a country about to plunge into civil war, danger lurks around every corner. Will these boys on the run ever find a safe haven?
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A white boy helps a black child escape slavery in the midst of the Civil War

About the Author

Mary Downing Hahn, a former childrens librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus.

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ISBN:
9780547258386
Author:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.4 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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