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Jan 10, 2012
| ISBN 9780375987274
| 5-8 years
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Jan 10, 2012 | ISBN 9780375987274 | 5-8 years
It’s 1838, and James has made a secret plan to escape Master Graham’s farm–and slavery. James tells his dog Zeus he has to stay behind: he’s simply too noisy to bring along on a dangerous nighttime journey. But when two white men capture James soon after he runs, he’s grateful his faithful hunting dog didn’t obey. Zeus has followed behind, and the scrappy hound rescues James from his captors. An author’s note describes the real life inspiration behind the book: James Smith, a slave who escaped with the help of his dog and went on to become a farmer and Baptist minister.
Elisa Carbone taught in the Speech Communications department at the University of Maryland, but now she enjoys being a full-time writer… More about Elisa Carbone
Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 2008:"A vividly realized narrative, based on a true story."
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