The Salvation of Miss Lucretia
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The Salvation of Miss Lucretia

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In Ted Dunagan's The Salvation of Miss Lucretia, young friends Ted and Poudlum continue their friendship despite the racial divide in the rural segregated South of the 1940s. On a trip to the forest where they plan to train their dogs, they stumble upon Miss Lucretia, the last of the voodoo queens. The boys fear, but later befriend Miss Lucretia, who teaches them secrets such as how to walk on fire. She also reveals that she was the granddaughter of the last slave born in Africa and brought to the United States illegally. Ted and Poudlum decide to bring Miss Lucretia out of the forest, until the arrival of Miss Lucretia's nephew, Cudjo Lewis III, who has his own selfish reasons for keeping his aunt hidden. Through a series of adventures, Ted and Poudlum resolve to follow their own unique moral compasses and do what's right despite the pressures of the time in which they live.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 147.32 x 218.44 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • NewSouth Books
  • Montgomery, Albania
  • English
  • 1588382931
  • 9781588382931

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In Ted Dunagan's "The Salvation of Miss Lucretia," young friends Ted and Poudlum continue their friendship despite the racial divide in the rural segregated South of the 1940s. On a trip to the forest where they plan to train their dogs, they stumble upon Miss Lucretia, the last of the voodoo queens. The boys fear, but later befriend Miss Lucretia, who teaches them secrets such as how to walk on fire. She also reveals that she was the last slave born in Africa and brought to the United States illegally. Ted and Poudlum decide to bring Miss Lucretia out of the forest, until the arrival of Miss Lucretia's nephew, Cudjo Lewis III, who has his own selfish reasons for keeping his aunt hidden. Through a series of adventures, Ted and Poudlum resolve to follow their own unique moral compasses and do what's right despite the pressures of the time in which they live.show more

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"Ted Dunagan's The Salvation of Miss Lucretia celebrates the magic of boyhood by taking Ted and Poudlum's adventures into the woods where they struggle with rattlers of one kind and another, discover treasure both buried and otherwise, and extend their circle of friendship to include one unforgettable voodoo queen." --Irene Latham, author of Leaving Gee's Bend "Once again, Ted Dunagan creates every kid's dream adventure: exploring the woods, finding hidden treasure, confronting a bad guy -- and winning. Sounds like a dream adventure for adults too!" --Faye Gibbons, author of Halley "Perfect for children (and adults as well) desiring adventure in their summer reading, The Salvation of Miss Lucretia will not disappoint. Devoted fans and new ones will enjoy keeping up with Ted and Poudlum once again as they continue to get themselves in and out of trouble in Dunagan's delightful series." --Southern Literary Review "Dunagan captures the spirit of youth in all of us with his vibrant characters. You'll love these guys, Ted and Poudlum, as much as you did Tom and Huck.The Salvation of Miss Lucretia is just plain fun to read." --Loretta Gillespie, Moulton Advertiser "The Salvation of Miss Lucretia is a rollicking tale, nicely done, and one that keeps you reading." --Gwinnett Forumshow more

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