Night Running

How James Escaped with the Help of His Faithful Dog

By Elisa Carbone; E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
(Alfred A. Knopf, Hardcover, 9780375822476, 40pp.)

Publication Date: January 8, 2008

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It's 1838, and James has made a secret plan to escape Master Graham’s farm–and slavery. James tells his dog Zeus he has to stay behind: he’s simply too noisy to bring along on a dangerous nighttime journey. But when two white men capture James soon after he runs, he’s grateful his faithful hunting dog didn’t obey. Zeus has followed behind, and the scrappy hound rescues James from his captors. An author’s note describes the real life inspiration behind the book: James Smith, a slave who escaped with the help of his dog and went on to become a farmer and Baptist minister.




About the Author
Rukhsana Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan and grew up in Dundas, Ontario. She is the author of a number of children's books, including Muslim Child, Many Windows, The Roses in My Carpets, and The Big Red Lollipop. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

E.B. Lewis's watercolor paintings appear in BIG BOY and many other picture books. The recipient of a Coretta Scott King Honor for Illustration, he lives in Folsom, New Jersey.
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