The Slave Dancer

Paperback | September 16, 2008

byPaula FoxIllustratorEros Keith

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One day, thirteen-year-old jessie Bollier is earning pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans; the next, he is kidnapped and thrown aboard a slave ship, where his job is to provide music while shackled slaves "dance" to keep their muscles strong and their bodies profitable. As the endless voyage continues, Jessie grows increasingly sickened by the greed, brutality, and inhumanity of the slave trade, but nothing prepares him for the ultimate horror he will witness before his nightmare ends -- a horror that will change his life forever.

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One day, thirteen-year-old jessie Bollier is earning pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans; the next, he is kidnapped and thrown aboard a slave ship, where his job is to provide music while shackled slaves "dance" to keep their muscles strong and their bodies profitable. As the endless voyage continues, Jessie grows incr...

Paula Fox was born April 22, 1923 in New York City. When she was eight, she moved to a Cuban plantation and stayed for two years. In Cuba, she went to a one-room school with eight other students who ranged in age from six to fourteen. Fox attended nine schools before she was twelve. She spent 3 years at Columbia University but didn't g...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.6 inPublished:September 16, 2008Publisher:AladdinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416971394

ISBN - 13:9781416971399

Appropriate for ages: 11

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"Movingly and realistically presents one of the most gruesome chapters of history." -- Booklist, starred review