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Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

In 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.

Synopsis:

Louis relies upon his father's words of wisdom when a runaway slave and her two children come looking for safe passage. In this newest title in the Tales of Young Americans series, Whelan beautifully creates a suspenseful coming-of-age story while illuminating a difficult time in America's past. Illustrations.

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ISBN:
9781585362226
Author:
Van Frankenhuyzen, Gijsbert
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Illustrator:
Van Frankenhuyzen, Gijsbert
Author:
Frankenhuyzen, Gijsbert Van
Author:
Van Frankenhuyzen, Gijsbert
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Courage
Subject:
Underground railroad
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Series:
Tales of Young Americans
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Dimensions:
11.46x9.36x.43 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Louis relies upon his father's words of wisdom when a runaway slave and her two children come looking for safe passage. In this newest title in the Tales of Young Americans series, Whelan beautifully creates a suspenseful coming-of-age story while illuminating a difficult time in America's past. Illustrations.
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