Smucker Barbara Underground to Canada

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Underground to Canada

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9780143168591: Underground to Canada

There's a place the slaves been whisperin' around called Canada. The law don't allow no slavery there. They say you follow the North Star, and when you step onto this land you are free ......

Taken away from her mother by a ruthless slave trader, all Julilly has left is the dream of freedom. Every day that she spends huddled in the slaver trader's wagon travelling south or working on the brutal new plantation, she thinks about the land where it is possible to be free, a land she and her friend Liza may reach someday. So when workers from the Underground Railroad offer to help the two girls escape, they are ready. But the slave catchers and their dogs will soon be after them .....

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"A passionate tale of human dignity." - "Books in Canada" "Barbara Smucker has created a sensitive and dramatic story about a young girl's flight from slavery, and some three decades after it first appeared in print "Underground to Canada"still serves as a wonderful introduction to a vital and fascinating element of Canadian history." - Lawrence Hill"

About the Author:

Barbara Smucker was born in a small prairie town in Kansas in 1915 and attended school there through university. Her careers have been numerous. They include newspaper reporting, high school teacher and librarian. She is the author of numerous award-winning novels, including Runaway to Freedom, Days of Terror and Incredible Jumbo. She lived for many years in Ontario, Canada, but now lives in the USA.

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