Crossing to Freedom

Crossing to Freedom

Book - 2010
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Eleven year-old Solomon is a fugitive slave on a dangerous journey north to Canada, and to freedom. His young life has seen many losses: his mother was sold in a slave auction when he was a baby; his father escaped from the plantation and hasn’t been seen in five years; and now his grandfather, who has been injured during the last leg of their journey to freedom, and is forced to stay behind. Solomon continues with their group leader, but his feelings of loss and isolation haunt him, as he attempts to forge a new home in Canada.
Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, c2010
ISBN: 9780545989787
Branch Call Number: S
Characteristics: 231 p.

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ali122rtms
Apr 20, 2012

This book was great. when I started reading this book I thought It will be about rights and how we kids have rights

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channy101
Apr 16, 2012

it was an interresting book
i love the name of it.
it soutes th.e tittle

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ilovehorses123
Apr 03, 2012

Little slow paced but okay

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tam396RTMS
Mar 28, 2012

This book was great! It was really good! Solomon tries to reach Canada. It's about Canada, freedom and it's emotional. I have to say, this book was the saddest of all 10 silverbirch books (even though I didn't read 3 yet). In the beginning, when grandpa Jacob got hurt and Solomon had to separate with him,, I was sitting in the corner crying reading this! So sad! My favourite part was when Solomon, his dad and grandpa Jacob reunited. So sad again!

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LuluC4
Mar 24, 2012

This is a truly Canadian book. It makes me proud of my country!

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wildcat135
Mar 23, 2012

I loved this Canadian book so much!!!!!! It shows how Solomon tries to reach Canada.

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xerox2
Mar 22, 2012

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IPODTOUCH
Mar 21, 2012

this book did not interest me that much

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jes002rtms
Mar 19, 2012

This was an amazing, adventurous book that really kept my attention throughout the entire novel. I really understood this book because of Underground To Canada. My favourite character was Levi and Beulah because I think Beulah's character was very cute and Levi was brave throughout the novel. I think the cover was very eye catching, because it makes the book look like an adventure and you wonder if one of the characters actually fall into the water.

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SheppardsPie
Mar 14, 2012

i`m reading this book and it is really good so far :)

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SheppardsPie
Mar 12, 2012

(This is from the back of the book,changed words) Levi fought the current,and suddenly both heads went under. They were in the middle of the river,in the coldest,deepest part where the current ran wild and swift. Their legs began to tremble, and then their arms. That set their teeth chattering. Who knows how deep the water was below them? The shore seemed farther and farther away. They were caught between here and there.
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(This is the bottom back of the book) Just eleven when he flees from his Georgia plantation, Solomon avoids the slavecatchers and reaches the border separating
the United States from Canada. But his grandfather - his only remaining family - has been injured and would not survive the crossing. If Solomon does reach Canada, how will he make his way without Grandpa Jacob at his side?
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