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Neptune's Honor: A Story of Loyalty and Love [NOOK Book]

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Born into slavery in 1831 on Retreat Plantation, St. Simons Island, Neptune became the childhood friend and servant of plantation heir Henry Lord King. Their devoted friendship, which finally evolved into a shared struggle to survive on the Civil War battlefields, is an inspiring example of how two men from completely different backgrounds can stand united as brothers in times of sacrifice and tragedy. This historical account of courage, honor,...
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Neptune's Honor: A Story of Loyalty and Love

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Born into slavery in 1831 on Retreat Plantation, St. Simons Island, Neptune became the childhood friend and servant of plantation heir Henry Lord King. Their devoted friendship, which finally evolved into a shared struggle to survive on the Civil War battlefields, is an inspiring example of how two men from completely different backgrounds can stand united as brothers in times of sacrifice and tragedy. This historical account of courage, honor, compassion and loyalty accurately chronicles family records of the man they called Neptune.

Award winning author Pamela Bauer Mueller has dreamed of introducing her readers to the history of Georgia’s Golden Isles ever since she became a resident of coastal Georgia. In Neptune’s Honor, she offers the unforgettable story of a noble servant named Neptune Small.


“As a descendant of Neptune Small and a student of coastal Georgia history, I’m delighted that a story has been written in honor of my great-great grandfather’s heroism. Neptune’s Honor touched me deeply. I felt as though I were there with Neptune, experiencing his life, hearing the subtle billowing of the Atlantic, smelling musty earth odors of the island marshes and feeling the ocean breezes as they blew on Neptune’s St. Simons Island. While Neptune’s Honor is a very touching and powerful story of love, loyalty and honor, it is based on the life of a privileged slave, and in no way represents the level of intense bondage and deprivation endured by the vast majority of my enslaved ancestors.”
William Bernard Barnes Jr.
Great-great grandson of Neptune Small

“Neptune’s Honor is a moving tale of the ages, for all ages, and is based on a true story! Neptune comes to life as he exemplifies the real essence of the human experience through endurance, commitment, bravery, devotion and, most of all, HONOR! This story of bondage, courage and ultimate freedom in the plantation south is told by Pamela Bauer Mueller with great passion, energy, accuracy and wonderful readability.”
Buddy Sullivan
Coastal Georgia Historian/Award Winning Author
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Editorial Reviews

Writer's Digest
"Neptune's Honor" is a wonderful story, even more so because it's based on history. Fascinating and compelling, Ms. Mueller did the time period justice. This title has plenty of conflict, accurate dialect and an interesting hook.
Diane LaVigne
The lyrics/poetry was a beautiful addition to this sweet book. The story is interesting and the writer's ability to tell the story is very good. Bringing attention to this story makes it an important book as a resource. A lovely story and a wonderful cover.
Aline de Chevigny
"Neptune's Honor: A Story of Loyalty and Love" by Pamela Bauer Mueller is entrancing! It shows a side of the slave population not often found. Some plantation owners did treat their “people”kindly and with respect. It also touched briefly upon the cruelty being displayed just around the bend, and the doubt that even the well-treated slaves felt toward being freed. By the 3rd chapter I was truly hooked, wanting to know how it all turned out.
Cary Knapp
This beautiful story of devoted friendship, based on the history of this area, appeals to readers of all ages
School Library Journal
This readable novel, based on a real person from the Georgia Sea Islands, tells the story of the inseparable friendship of a child slave and the plantation family's oldest son, showing how the Civil War changed the plantation culture in the South.
Writer's Digest
"Neptune's Honor" is a wonderful story, even more so because it's based on history. Fascinating and compelling, Ms. Mueller did the time period justice. This title has plenty of conflict, accurate dialect and an interesting hook.
Diane LaVigne
The lyrics/poetry was a beautiful addition to this sweet book. The story is interesting and the writer's ability to tell the story is very good. Bringing attention to this story makes it an important book as a resource. A lovely story and a wonderful cover.
Aline de Chevigny
"Neptune's Honor: A Story of Loyalty and Love" by Pamela Bauer Mueller is entrancing! It shows a side of the slave population not often found. Some plantation owners did treat their “people” kindly and with respect. It also touched briefly upon the cruelty being displayed just around the bend, and the doubt that even the well-treated slaves felt toward being freed. By the 3rd chapter I was truly hooked, wanting to know how it all turned out.
Cary Knapp
This beautiful story of devoted friendship, based on the history of this area(St. Simons Island, GA), appeals to readers of all ages
Jane Connor
This readable novel, based on a real person from the Georgia Sea Islands, tells the story of the inseparable friendship of a child slave and the plantation family's oldest son, showing how the Civil War changed the plantation culture in the South.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011809521
  • Publisher: Pinata Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/4/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,110,916
  • File size: 262 KB

Meet the Author

2009/2008/2006 Georgia Author of the Year Pamela Bauer Mueller brings valuable messages about relationships, love, loyalty and acceptance to school groups and civic organizations. Ms. Mueller does considerable research before writing her middle reader/young adult novels. All of her titles have been accepted into the Renaissance Accelerated Reading Program.

Pamela has dreamed of introducing her readers to the history of Georgia’s Golden Isles since moving to Georgia. She has now written three historical fiction books featuring local characters. Ms. Mueller was the 2006 Georgia Author of the Year Young Adult Literature, as well as a 2008 Mom’s Choice Award winner and a 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards Finalist/ Multicultural Category for her first historical novel entitled Neptune’s Honor.

An Angry Drum Echoed: Mary Musgrove, Queen of the Creeks, is based on the true story of a Creek/Englishwoman who became an emissary and interpreter for General Oglethorpe when he landed in Savannah to found the colony of Georgia. Mary smoothed the path to cooperation between the Indians and the colonists, perhaps single-handedly insuring the survival of colonial Georgia. This title received the 2009 Gold Mom’s Choice the 2008 GA Author of the Year Award.

Ms. Mueller resides on Jekyll Island, Georgia with her husband Michael and two cats. She was raised in Oregon, graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, and worked as a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines before moving to Mexico City. There she taught English, modeled and acted for 18 years. After returning to the United States, Pamela worked for 12 years as a U.S. Customs Inspector. She served 6 years in San Diego and then was selected for a foreign assignment in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Ms. Bauer Mueller took an early retirement from the U.S. Customs Service to become a full-time author. She and her Mexican cat, Kiska, wrote The Kiska Trilogy: "The Bumpedy Road," "Rain City Cats" and "Eight Paws to Georgia," which encompassed their adventurous living in Mexico, Canada and the United States. Several years ago, Pamela’s daughter raised a guide dog puppy. Pamela eventually depicted this sweet love journey in "Hello, Goodbye, I Love You: The Story of Aloha, A Guide Dog for the Blind," which was later selected as a 2004 Children’s Choice Book and a 2008 Mom’s Choice award. The sequel i
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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    A Wonderful Piece of History

    It did not take long for me to feel like I knew the characters in Ms. Mueller's book about Neptune Small. It is a beautifully told story of love, friendship, loyalty and honor.

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