Trouble Don't Last

Trouble Don't Last

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Samuel, an eleven-year-old Kentucky slave, and Harrison, the elderly slave who helped raise him, attempt to escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad. Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hackler's slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life he's ever known, until one dark night in 1859, that is. With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed and, together, they run. The journey north seems much more frightening than Master Hackler ever was, and Samuel's not sure what freedom means aside from running, hiding, and starving. But as they move from one refuge to the next on the Underground Railroad, Samuel uncovers the secret of his own past, and future. And old Harrison begins to see past a whole lifetime of hurt to the promise of a new life--and a poignant reunion, in Canada. In a heartbreaking and hopeful first novel, Shelley Pearsall tells a suspenseful, emotionally charged story of freedom and family. Trouble Don't Last includes a historical note and map
Publisher: New York : Dell Yearling, 2003, ©2002
ISBN: 9781439521823
1439521824
9780440418115
0440418119
Characteristics: 237 pages : map ; 20 cm

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LMcShaneCLE Feb 18, 2012

This is a fabulous book to introduce students to the concept of the Underground Railroad. Shelley Pearsall is a local OH writer. Her characters come alive and the story crackles with energy and adventure from the first chapter. I love it.

Violet_Horse_156 Feb 06, 2012

I've read this book and met the author well writen and one of my favorites

gainars_read Feb 06, 2012

good book

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