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Priscilla and the Hollyhocks

Priscilla and the Hollyhocks Cover

Priscilla and the Hollyhocks

By Anne Broyles; Anna Alter (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781570916755, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2008

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Description

Priscilla is only four years old when her mother is sold to another master. All Priscilla has to remember her mother by are the hollyhocks she planted by the cow pond. At age ten, Priscilla is sold to a Cherokee family and continues her life as a slave. She keeps hope for a better life alive by planting hollyhocks wherever she goes. At last, her forced march along the Trail of Tears brings a chance encounter that leads to her freedom.

Includes an author's note with more details about this fascinating true story as well as instructions for making hollyhock dolls.



About the Author
Anne Broyles is the author of many books, including SHY MAMA'S HALLOWEEN, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She lives in North Andover, Massachusetts.
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