Friend on Freedom River (Hardcover)

By Gloria Whelan, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator)

Sleeping Bear Press, 9781585362226, 1pp.

Publication Date: December 9, 2004



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.