Due North to Freedom

Due North to Freedom

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by Terence O'Grady
     
 

It is the autumn of 1864 in Richmond, Virginia. The great and glorious capitol of the Confederacy is surrounded on three sides by Union troops. This time the Yankees are not going away.

Thirteen year-old Ryan and eleven year-old Matthew O’Toole, having moved from Boston to Richmond with their father, mother and big sister only a little more than three

Overview

It is the autumn of 1864 in Richmond, Virginia. The great and glorious capitol of the Confederacy is surrounded on three sides by Union troops. This time the Yankees are not going away.

Thirteen year-old Ryan and eleven year-old Matthew O’Toole, having moved from Boston to Richmond with their father, mother and big sister only a little more than three years earlier, find themselves in a dangerous predicament. As the war rages on around Richmond and it looks as if finally the Union might prevail, some of their southern friends turn against them. The two boys are considered "dirty Yankees" now and their loyalty is suspect.
When the two boys help a freeman and his son to escape Richmond, the situation only becomes worse for the O’Toole family until they too must abandon their home and begin a danger-filled flight to the north and freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011443305
Publisher:
Terence O'Grady
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
236,977
File size:
727 KB
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

A musicologist by profession, I've written two music-themed mysteries (The Beethoven Quandary and The Mephisto Mysteries) as well as a handful of children’s books in a variety of genres.

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Due North to Freedom 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really inspiring. It really shows courage and bravery. These kids are risking their lives to help out a friend in danger. It shows how one act of kindness can make a difference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical fiction (the Civil War) with a lot of action, if not always completely realistic.
Anonymous 8 months ago
A 105 page well-written free story of a family's move from Boston,MA to Richmond,VA amid the subsequent trials of the Civil War when Grant surrounds Richmond. A family's children helping friend's and caught in the crossfire of the Confederacy and opportunists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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