The Gospel Truth

ISBN-10: 0889954933
ISBN-13: 9780889954939
Author: Pignat, Caroline
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Red Deer Press

Publication Date: October 2014

Copyright: 0

Page Count: 327


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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 630L
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)

Description
Through the different points of view of slaves, their masters and a visiting bird-watcher the world of the plantation comes to live in this verse novel. Phoebe belongs to Master Duncan and works in the plantation kitchen. She sees how the other slaves are treated: the beatings and whippings, the disappearances. She hasn't seen her mother since Master Duncan sold her ten years ago. But Phoebe is trying to learn words and how to read and when she is asked to show the master's Canadian visitor, Doctor Bergman, where he can find warblers and chickadees she starts to see things differently. And Doctor Bergman has more in mind that just drawing the local birds. Phoebe's friend Shad works on the plantation as well, but mostly he worries about his brother Will. His brother is the last member of his family and he is determined to escape from the master and the tobacco plantation. He has already been caught and beaten more than once. And the stories about life in Canada can't be true, can they? How does a man survive without the master there taking care of everything?
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Civil War And Slavery Grades 9-12