Away West by Patricia MckissackAway West by Patricia Mckissack

Away West

byPatricia MckissackIllustratorGordon James

Paperback | December 28, 2006

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A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack.

Unlike his older brothers, thirteen-year-old Everett was "born in freedom," never knowing life as a slave. His most prized possession is the medal his father earned in the Civil War. Now, more than 125 years later, that treasure is kept in the Websters' attic with other "scraps of time," ready to be discovered by another generation eager to know its family history. The second novel in Patricia C. McKissack's family saga recounts a young Southern boy's dream of heading west to a new life and the way in which his journey teaches him the deeper meaning of the medal his father won.

"A rewarding tale that highlights a lesser-known aspect of American's pioneer story." --School Library Journal
Gordon C. James also illustrates the Scraps of Time series by Patricia C. McKissack. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Title:Away WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.63 × 5 × 0.31 inPublished:December 28, 2006Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142406880

ISBN - 13:9780142406885

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"A rewarding tale that highlights a lesser-known aspect of American's pioneer story." --School Library Journal

"A must for young history buffs." --Kirkus Reviews

"Short chapters, simple sentences, and James' pencil sketches make this an appealing choice for newly independent readers." --Booklist