Dear Austin: Letters from the Underground Railroad: Letters from the Underground Railroad (Dear Levi Series) (Paperback)

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By Elvira Woodruff, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)
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Description


Now in paperback! In this companion novel to Dear Levi, told in letters,11-year-old Levi helps a young African American in a harrowing flight for freedom along the Underground Railroad.

About the Author


Elvira Woodruff is the author of more than a dozen picture books and novels for young readers.

Praise For…


"Set in 1853, this sequel to Dear Levi consists of letters written by 11-year-old Levi Ives to his older brother Austin. . . . [He] describes his escapades in the Pennsylvania countryside with his friend, Jupiter, the son of a former slave. When Jupiter's sister is captured by slave traders, the two boys undertake a dangerous journey south to try and free her. While hiding in the woods, they meet Harriet Tubman, and Levi realizes that some of his neighbors are part of the Underground Railroad. Rich in adventure, mystery, and suspense, the succinctly written narrative depicts Levi's struggle to understand the prejudicial attitudes of others. This carefully researched and vividly imagined novel presents the emotional and gripping tale of one boy's confrontation with the issue of slavery and its significance in American history."        --School Library Journal

"Woodruff combines swift pacing, historical detail, humor, suffering, depth, and precise characterizations, for a wholly satisfying page turner." --Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9780375803567
ISBN-10: 0375803564
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: August 8th, 2000
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Dear Levi Series