The Listeners

The Listeners

By Gloria Whelan; Mike Benny (Illustrator)

Sleeping Bear Press, Hardcover, 9781585364190, 1pp.

Publication Date: February 11, 2010

a May is a slave on a Southern plantation. Each night, Ella May and her friends secretly listen outside the windows of their master's house in the hopes of gleaning information about their fates and those of their loved ones. 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; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Square; Burying the Sun; Once on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Return to the Island. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan.

Mike Benny's "illustrations have appeared in Time, GQ, New York "Magazines. He has also been awarded two Gold Medals from the Mike's first children's book. He lives in Austin. Texas with his wife