Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad

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by Pamela Duncan Edwards, Illustrated by Henry Cole

Harper

1997, paperback

SKU: 9780064435192

 

In the dark of the night a Barefoot, an escaped slave, flees for his life. With his pursuers close behind and the moon shrouded in clouds, Barefoot must rely on the wisdom of the wild animals of the forest and swamp to guide him to the safety of the underground railroad.

Innovative perspective and use of light and a spare text result in an unforgettable portrayal of one slave's journey to freedom.

"Another outstanding collaboration from the duo responsible for Some Smug Slug."-starred review/School Library Journal