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    DescriptionFor many readers, Forge" "will be one of the best novels they have ever read" (starred review from Kirkus Reviews")! Blistering winds. Bitter cold. And the hope of a new future. In this compelling sequel to "Chains," a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles--and in the midst of the American Revolution. The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge--against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.


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    Title
    Forge
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurie Halse Anderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 297
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416961451
    ISBN 10: 1416961453
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: YFC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
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    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
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    Libri: I-CK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    BISAC V2.8: JUV011010
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    Ingram Theme: GEOG/PENNSY
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016080
    B&T Approval Code: X18400000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016120
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    B&T Approval Code: X05011325
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    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.2.3.0.0
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    LC classification: PZ7.A54385 FOR 2012
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    24 April 2012
    Author Information
    Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of several wonderful picture books and numerous highly acclaimed novels, including the bestselling Fever, 1793." Her debut young adult novel, Speak," was a National Book Award finalist, a Printz Honor Book, and an ALA Best Book for Reluctant Readers. Laurie lives in Mexico, New York.
    Review quote
    Forge. Anderson, Laurie Halse (Author) Oct 2010. 304 p. Atheneum, hardcover, $16.99. (9781416961444). Anderson follows her searing, multi-award-winning novel Chains (2008) with this well-researched sequel, also set during the Revolutionary War and narrated by a young African American. This time, though, her central character is male, and the heartbreaking drama shifts from Chains' domestic town houses to graphically described bloody battlefields. After a narrowly successful escape from Manhattan, former slaves Isabel and Curzon separate, and Curzon is once again on the run. He finds necessary food and shelter as a private with the Continental army, and through Curzon's eyes, Anderson re-creates pivotal historical scenes, including the desperate conditions at Valley Forge. Curzon isn't as fully realized here as Isabel was in Chains, resulting in a less-cohesive and -compelling whole. Once again, though, Anderson's detailed story creates a cinematic sense of history while raising crucial questions about racism, the ethics of war, and the hypocrisies that underlie our country's founding definitions of freedom. Chapter heads excerpted from historical documents and a long appendix that offers research suggestions and separates fact and fiction add further curricular appeal." -- Gillian Engberg"