The Kidnapped Prince

The Kidnapped Prince : The Life of Olaudah Equiano

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Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron has modernized and shortened it while remaining true to the spirit of the original. It's a gripping story of adventure, betrayal, cruelty, and courage. In searing scenes, Equiano describes the savagery of his capture, the appalling conditions on the slave ship, the auction, and the forced labor. . . . Kids will read this young man's story on their own; it will also enrich curriculum units on history and on writing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 134 x 192 x 10mm | 113g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0375803467
  • 9780375803468
  • 240,165

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"Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron has modernized and shortened it while remaining true to the spirit of the original. It's a gripping story of adventure, betrayal, cruelty, and courage. In searing scenes, Equiano describes the savagery of his capture, the appalling conditions on the slave ship, the auction, and the forced labor. . . . Kids will read this young man's story on their own; it will also enrich curriculum units on history and on writing."
--Booklist, Boxed Review "The inspired simplicity of Cameron's adaptation quickly allows Equiano's gifted voice to establish a compelling relationship between himself and young readers. Well-sculpted with detail . . . his story is a must for multicultural or history collections."--School Library Journal "Readers . . . will be fascinated by the details in this account."--The Bulletin
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About Ann Cameron

Ann Cameron is the author of many popular and award-winning books for children, including The Stories Julian Tells, The Stories Huey Tells, and The Most Beautiful Place in the World.
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351 ratings
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