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Canalboat to Freedom
Canalboat to Freedom
Author: Thomas Fall
Slavery, seen through the eyes of an English boy who comes to America with hopeful ideas about the land of the free, is given a fresh perspective in this novel...The reader gains some understanding of the ambivalences in human nature. Moving passages and exciting events. (School Library Journal)
ISBN: 124102
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 214
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Publisher: The Dial Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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I happened on this book in a discard box. I absolutely loved it from start to finish! Wonderful story about a young boy who pairs up with a black man who is dreaming of a new life. (I can't remember if he is a runaway slave...) They face many adventures together as they travel the canals together. The relationship they form is warm and trusting, and they both learn a great deal from each other. I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially to young people just learning about that period of American History.


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