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Taken away from her mother by a ruthless slave trader, all Julilly has left is the dream of freedom. Every day that she spends huddled in the slave trader’s wagon travelling south or working on the brutal new plantation, she thinks about the land where it is possible to be free, a land she and her friend Liza may reach someday. So when workers from the Underground Railroad offer to help the two girls escape, they are ready. But the slave catchers and their dogs will soon be after them...
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Barbara Smucker was one of Canada’s best-known and best-loved authors of fiction for children and young adults. Throughout her career, she was profoundly affected by civil rights issues, which informed works such as Days of Terror , White Mist , and Underground to Canada . She won multiple awards for her work, including the Vicky Metcalf Award, the Canada Council Children’s Literature Prize, and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. She passed away in 2003.Review:
"A passionate tale of human dignity." - Books in Canada
"Barbara Smucker has created a sensitive and dramatic story about a young girl's flight from slavery, and—some three decades after it first appeared in print—Underground to Canadastill serves as a wonderful introduction to a vital and fascinating element of Canadian history." - Lawrence Hill
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Book Description Puffin, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110141306866
Book Description Puffin, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0141306866