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Title:
The daring escape of Ellen Craft
Author:
Moore, Cathy, 1961-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
400 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 58558.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2 3 Quiz: 35212 Guided reading level: L.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780876144626

9780876147870
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Tells of the daring escape of a slave couple in 1848, with the woman, Ellen Croft, posing as a white man, and her husband posing as the man's slave.


Summary

On December 21, 1848, Ellen Craft and her husband, William, slipped out into the cold, dark night and took their first steps towards freedom. They were runaway slaves. Posing as a white man traveling with a slave, Ellen courageously boarded a train bound for Philadelphia. Could they actually make it a thousand miles without being discovered? As each tension-filled day passed and freedom got closer, Ellen and William risked everything - even death - to be free.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Ellen and William Craft were slaves determined to escape to freedom. Their daring plan involved Ellen traveling as a white male slave master with William as her slave. Risking everything, they embarked on their journey from Georgia on December 21, 1848. The difficult trip ended with the couple arriving safely in Philadelphia on Christmas Day. This account of a real event employs a suspenseful text that will keep readers engaged to the very end. A note explains that the dialogue was "taken or adapted from conversations reported by William Craft" in his 1860 narrative. Soft watercolor paintings illustrate almost every page and there are reproductions of a period drawing and photograph of Ellen Craft. An afterword explains what happened to the couple after their escape and mentions William Craft's book on the subject. A great nonfiction choice for newly independent readers.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Ellen and William Craft were slaves determined to escape to freedom. Their daring plan involved Ellen traveling as a white male slave master with William as her slave. Risking everything, they embarked on their journey from Georgia on December 21, 1848. The difficult trip ended with the couple arriving safely in Philadelphia on Christmas Day. This account of a real event employs a suspenseful text that will keep readers engaged to the very end. A note explains that the dialogue was "taken or adapted from conversations reported by William Craft" in his 1860 narrative. Soft watercolor paintings illustrate almost every page and there are reproductions of a period drawing and photograph of Ellen Craft. An afterword explains what happened to the couple after their escape and mentions William Craft's book on the subject. A great nonfiction choice for newly independent readers.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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