In 1858 Texas, people are violently divided over a law that makes it a crime to help runaway slaves. Caleb isn
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- Paperback | 154 pages
- 140 x 203 x 10.92mm | 136g
- 28 May 1998
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
About G. Clifton Wisler
G. Clifton Wisler is the author of more than sixty-three books, many of them historical fiction for young adults. His ability to bring history alive in accessible and engaging ways make him a popular author for young readers.Mr. Wisler lives in Plano, Texas, where he continues to work on his doctoral dissertation on the history of the Ninth Texas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War.
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This is my first book I've read, that is written by G. Clifton Wisler---and I'm impressed. The story is about a boy named Caleb, who lives during the Civil War. His family has to split up to survive their sudden money loss. Caleb is sent to his grandmother's farm, where he makes new friendships, strengthens his muscles from work, and he decides on an important decision to change his life. Caleb finds out about the Underground Railroad, slave traders, and auctioning blocks for black slaves. Being a white boy, who used to have the best, these new ideas in his head are completely different than what he's always thought. I would definitely like to read more books by this author in the future.show moreby Tarissa