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Crossing to Freedom

Schwartz, Virginia Frances (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Crossing to Freedom
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"Just eleven when he flees from his Georgia plantation, Solomon avoids the slavecatchers and reaches the border separating the United States from Canada. But his grandfather - his only remaining family - has been injured and would not survive the crossing. If Solomon does reach Canada, how will he make his way without Grandpa Jacob at his side?"--back cover.
Authors: Schwartz, Virginia Frances
Statement of Responsibility: Virginia Frances Schwartz ; cover by Greg Ruhl
Title: Crossing to freedom
Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, c2010
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 20 cm.
Summary: "Just eleven when he flees from his Georgia plantation, Solomon avoids the slavecatchers and reaches the border separating the United States from Canada. But his grandfather - his only remaining family - has been injured and would not survive the crossing. If Solomon does reach Canada, how will he make his way without Grandpa Jacob at his side?"--back cover.
Subject Headings: Noirs canadiens Ontario Histoire Ouvrages pour la jeunesse Esclaves fugitifs Canada Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse Black Canadians Ontario History Juvenile fiction Fugitive slaves Canada Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Noirs canadiens
Esclaves fugitifs
Black Canadians
Fugitive slaves
ISBN: 0545989787
9780545989787
Research Call Number: JFD 11-3078
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This book was great. when I started reading this book I thought It will be about rights and how we kids have rights

Apr 16, 2012
  • channy101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

it was an interresting book
i love the name of it.
it soutes th.e tittle

Apr 03, 2012
  • ilovehorses123 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Little slow paced but okay

Mar 28, 2012
  • tam396RTMS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was great! It was really good! Solomon tries to reach Canada. It's about Canada, freedom and it's emotional. I have to say, this book was the saddest of all 10 silverbirch books (even though I didn't read 3 yet). In the beginning, when grandpa Jacob got hurt and Solomon had to separate with him,, I was sitting in the corner crying reading this! So sad! My favourite part was when Solomon, his dad and grandpa Jacob reunited. So sad again!

Mar 28, 2012
  • Ana9909 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This waz the worst book I read yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

Mar 24, 2012
  • LuluC4 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a truly Canadian book. It makes me proud of my country!

Mar 23, 2012
  • wildcat135 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this Canadian book so much!!!!!! It shows how Solomon tries to reach Canada.

Mar 21, 2012
  • IPODTOUCH rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

this book did not interest me that much

This was an amazing, adventurous book that really kept my attention throughout the entire novel. I really understood this book because of Underground To Canada. My favourite character was Levi and Beulah because I think Beulah's character was very cute and Levi was brave throughout the novel. I think the cover was very eye catching, because it makes the book look like an adventure and you wonder if one of the characters actually fall into the water.

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(This is from the back of the book,changed words) Levi fought the current,and suddenly both heads went under. They were in the middle of the river,in the coldest,deepest part where the current ran wild and swift. Their legs began to tremble, and then their arms. That set their teeth chattering. Who knows how deep the water was below them? The shore seemed farther and farther away. They were caught between here and there.
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(This is the bottom back of the book) Just eleven when he flees from his Georgia plantation, Solomon avoids the slavecatchers and reaches the border separating
the United States from Canada. But his grandfather - his only remaining family - has been injured and would not survive the crossing. If Solomon does reach Canada, how will he make his way without Grandpa Jacob at his side?
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