By (author) Jean Fritz, Illustrated by Lynd Ward

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  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 18mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0698119371
  • ISBN 13: 9780698119376
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 246,534

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Brady has never been trusted with secrets, until now. When he discovers an Underground Railroad station near his family's farm, he is forced to make his own decision about the slavery controversy. Whatever his decision may be, he knows that this is one secret that must be kept.

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Author information

Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of "Homesick," is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers," "including "What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?," "And Then What Happened, Paul Revere"?, and "Shh! We're Writing the Constitution." She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.

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"Mrs. Fritz has written an exciting, yet tender, chronicle of the boy, his home, and his times." --"Kirkus Reviews"