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Runaway Jack

Runaway Jack

Lees, Stewart

When Isaac discovers a little wooden horse among his grandfather's treasures, he longs to find out where it comes from. Set in the American South, the story tells of Isaac's great-great-great-grandfather, Jack, and Jack's sister, Molly, who are sold into slavery on a tobacco plantation. Jack gives Molly a little wooden horse as a keepsake before he is sold on downriver to a cotton plantation. Soon Jack is forced to flee for his life, hiding in the marshlands before stowing away on a Mississippi paddle-steamer. Eventually it is the little wooden horse that reunites him with Molly, in a dramatic and poignant story that takes an unsentimental look at the life of runaway slaves

Book. English. Historical fiction. Children's stories.
Published London: Frances Lincoln Children's, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Stewart Lees
ISBN: 1845070410, 9781845070410
Physical Description: 32 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 22x27 cm.
Subject: PSHE through story; Human rights.; Brothers and sisters Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Slavery.; Slaves Southern States Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.