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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule by Harriette Gillem Robinet
Book DescriptionWinner of the 1999 Scott O'Dell Award A Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies Maybe nobody gave freedom, and nobody could take it away like they could take away a family farm. Maybe freedom was something you claimed for yourself. Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and maybe a mule. With the family of friends they have built along the way, they claim a place of their own. Green Gloryland is the most wonderful place on earth, their own family farm with a healthy cotton crop and plenty to eat. But the notorious night riders have plans to take it away, threatening to tear the beautiful freedom that the two boys are enjoying for the first time in their young lives. Coming alive in plain, vibrant language is this story of the Reconstruction, after the Civil War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780689833175
(197mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Australia
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Harriette Gillem Robinet
Missing from Haymarket Square, Paperback (January 2003)
In May, 1886, 80,000 laborers plan to march at a demonstration in Haymarket Square in Chicago. Young Dinah's father is taken prisoner to prevent his participation. Dinah is determined to free him even though the march and the subsequent riot put her in danger.
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Like other ex-slaves, Paschal and his brother, Gideon, have been promised 40 acres and maybe a mule. But the notorious night riders have plans to take it away, threatening to tear the beautiful freedom that the two boys are enjoying for the first time in their young lives.
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Author Biography - Harriette Gillem Robinet
Wendell Minor has illustrated dozens of picture books, and his work has won countless awards and is in permanent collections of such institutions as the Museum of American Illustration and the Library of Congress. His cover illustrations have graced some of the most significant novels of our time by authors such as Toni Morrison, David McCullough, and James Michener. He lives in Washington, Connecticut. Visit him online at MinorArt.com.
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