Barefoot: Escape On The Underground Railroad

Paperback | March 26, 1999

byPamela Duncan Edwards

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In the dark of the night a Barefoot, an escaped slave, flees for his life. With his pursuers close behind and the moon shrouded in clouds, Barefoot must rely on the wisdom of the wild animals of the forest and swamp to guide him to the safety of the underground railroad.
Innovative perspective and use of light and a spare text result in an unforgettable portrayal of one slave's journey to freedom.

"Another outstanding collaboration from the duo responsible for Some Smug Slug."—starred review/School Library Journal

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The suspense of a slave running to freedom is captured in this clever picture book. It tells the story from the viewpoint of animals watching the "Barefoot" making his way through the night. They keep watch for the heavy boots and subtly help Barefoot along. At the back of Barefoot Escape on the Underground Railroad is a note explainin...

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In the dark of the night a Barefoot, an escaped slave, flees for his life. With his pursuers close behind and the moon shrouded in clouds, Barefoot must rely on the wisdom of the wild animals of the forest and swamp to guide him to the safety of the underground railroad.Innovative perspective and use of light and a spare text result ...

Pamela Duncan Edwards is the author of numerous popular picture books, including Livingstone Mouse; Roar! A Noisy Counting Book; Some Smug Slug; The Worrywarts; Clara Caterpillar; Wake-Up Kisses; Rosie's Roses; The Leprechaun's Gold; and Gigi and Lulu's Gigantic Fight, all illustrated by Henry Cole; as well as Dear Tooth Fairy, illustr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 10 × 0.07 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064435199

ISBN - 13:9780064435192

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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The suspense of a slave running to freedom is captured in this clever picture book. It tells the story from the viewpoint of animals watching the "Barefoot" making his way through the night. They keep watch for the heavy boots and subtly help Barefoot along. At the back of Barefoot Escape on the Underground Railroad is a note explaining how slaves were helped to freedom.

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"Another outstanding collaboration from the duo responsible for Some Smug Slug." (School Library Journal)