Friend on Freedom River

By Gloria Whelan; Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator)
(Sleeping Bear Press, Hardcover, 9781585362226, 1pp.)

Publication Date: December 2004

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Description
Louis relies upon his father's words of wisdom when a runaway slave and her two children come looking for safe passage. In this newest title in the Tales of Young Americans series, Whelan beautifully creates a suspenseful coming-of-age story while illuminating a difficult time in America's past. Illustrations.



About the Author
Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award, The Locked Garden, Parade of Shadows, and Listening for Lions. She lives in Michigan near Lake St. Clair.

Van Frankenhuyzen was born in The Netherlands. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts and immigrated to the U.S. in 1976.
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