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The Slave Dancer
The Slave Dancer
Author: Fox, Paula Fox
"Take up the pipe, Claudius," a voice growled near Jessie's bound head. "He's worth nothing without his pipe!" — Snatched from the docks of New Orleans, thirteen-year-old Jessie is thrown aboard a slave ship where he must play his fife so that captured slaves will "dance," to keep their muscles strong and their bodies profitable for their owners'...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780878880621
ISBN-10: 0878880623
Publication Date: 6/30/1974
Pages: 176
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Publisher: Bradbury Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is the story of a young flute player shanghai'd to 'dance the slaves' on a slaving ship. Very compelling, not great literature but definitely a page-turner, Newberry Medal winner - it's definitely young adult lit, so it's graphic but not salacious, once again I learned about things I wish hadn't happened.
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A great book. Great for middle school readers, but can be read by adults too.
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A Laurel-Leaf Newbery
Fox has woven a spellbinding tale of suspense and survival that will horrify as well as fascinate readers.
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I thought this book was excellent, my first about a slave ship journey. This is supposed to be for young adults but it seems awfully heavy to me for a younger person. Well written with good character development and no effort to hide the atrocities of the slave trade.


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