Underground To Canada: Puffin Classics Edition by Barbara SmuckerUnderground To Canada: Puffin Classics Edition by Barbara Smucker

Underground To Canada: Puffin Classics Edition

byBarbara Smucker

Paperback | November 5, 2013

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There's a place the slaves been whisperin' around called Canada. The law don't allow no slavery there. They say you follow the North Star, and when you step onto this land you are free ...... Taken away from her mother by a ruthless slave trader, all Julilly has left is the dream of freedom. Every day that she spends huddled in the slaver trader's wagon travelling south or working on the brutal new plantation, she thinks about the land where it is possible to be free, a land she and her friend Liza may reach someday. So when workers from the Underground Railroad offer to help the two girls escape, they are ready. But the slave catchers and their dogs will soon be after them .....
Barbara Smucker was born in a small prairie town in Kansas in 1915 and attended school there through university. Her careers have been numerous. They include newspaper reporting, high school teacher and librarian. She is the author of numerous award-winning novels, including Runaway to Freedom, Days of Terror and Incredible Jumbo. She ...
Title:Underground To Canada: Puffin Classics EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.54 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143187899

ISBN - 13:9780143187899


Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite! This historical read is great. It has adventure, emotion, friendship, and it makes us realize all we take for granted.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underground to Canada A great read. Emotional, sad and realistic.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read! I read this when I was in grade school on my mother's recommendation. She often would use this for a unit with her students, she taught between grades 4-6. It's been years since I read it, but I remembered enjoying it so much, I permanently borrowed it (either when she retired or I left home).
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Historically accurate 3,5 stars. I liked that it depicts an accurate picture of the life of slaves when they tried to escape, but the writing style was very easy so I wouldn't recommend it for someone over 12.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good A good historical novel that makes you understand life as it was and appreciate life as it is. Good pace to the story, not overly detailed but well described to make it easy to imagine the characters and their journey.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Longtime Favourite This novel is a must read for young and old alike. It tactfully and unflinchingly outlines the journey that many African slaves made to Canada in hopes of living a life free from bondage. While the overarching historical context proves to be a strong thread throughout the story, there are also prevalent friendship/family subplots.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book! The book “Underground To Canada” is a good book considering I do not read history novels. It makes the reader really think about how things were in the past; how people were treated; and makes you think how lucky we are today. The author Barbara Smucker makes the reader feel how the characters felt when they were going through this tough time with slavery and trying to escape. The main character Julilly was a young slave. At a very young age, slave owners come to take her away from her family and make her go to different plantation. Before Julilly left, her mother told her that there is a railway to Canada if she follows it she’ll be free. Now Julilly is on an adventure to reach freedom. Along the way she meets new friends and loses others. I recommend this book to readers who like historical novels.
Date published: 2016-06-21

Editorial Reviews

"A passionate tale of human dignity." - Books in Canada

"Barbara Smucker has created a sensitive and dramatic story about a young girl's flight from slavery, and—some three decades after it first appeared in print—Underground to Canadastill serves as a wonderful introduction to a vital and fascinating element of Canadian history." - Lawrence Hill