True North: A Novel of the Underground Railroad

True North: A Novel of the Underground Railroad

by Kathryn Lasky
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True North: A Novel of the Underground Railroad by Kathryn Lasky


Award-winning author Kathryn Lasky's hopeful and heartwarming tale of friendship is being reissued in a new paperback format!

It's 1858, and fourteen-year-old Lucy Bradford lives in Boston and is nothing like her older sisters. Instead of making a fuss along with everyone else over big sister Iris's wedding, she'd rather be with her grandfather aboard his sailboat or helping him with his abolitionist efforts.
Hundreds of miles south, a girl named Afrika is fleeing from a cruel world, with the North Star as her guide. Afrika has known lifetimes of hardship and brutality, though she's only Lucy's age. And she's willing to face death for a chance at freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545088022
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.

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True North : A Novel of the Underground Railroad 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
omg! this book rocked my socks and it will rock yours too! no actually it will make u jump out of your socks! i love this book! i felt as if i couild relate to the characters. i read this book for a school project thinking it was goin to be really stupid! but i loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book five years ago, and many scenes remain strongly in my memory. I found it at the book section of Target, so my expectations were low. I loved the story so incredibly much that I made my mother read it as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cival War times were among the hardest for Americans and this book helped me to understand the trials and tribulations of these times. Even though I had a hard time getting interested in this book, I definatly enjoyed it in the en
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read True North for a book report and I really enjoyed it. I think Kathyrn Lasky did a great job of intertwining the story so that you would not make someone confused. The book seemed very real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
True North is a really great book. It was good how Kathryn Laskey described how Lucy didn't know about the Underground Railroad but learned and helped. I was surprised when Lucy decided to travel with Afrika to Canada, but it was a good ending to Afrika's travels. The descriptions of Afrika's experiances were very good; I felt as if I was almost there with her. Kathryn Laskey is an amazing author, and I know I will be reading more of her books in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My personal impression of the book True North is of great respect. The stories of two girls from completely diverse lifestyles coming together to accomplish the same dream, freedom. Of course their freedom is different. It truly shows that no matter race, color, or characteristics, we can get along, and more, help each other. Also, the author makes it easy to relate situations in the story to today. Plus, she created this extreme story and made it historically accurate with real people whom existed, but did not go through this experience. Another part of this story I enjoyed would be when Afrika, the escaping slave, went through the Underground Railroad, which was depicted and described so well I could nearly envision how it would have been like. Two thumbs up True North.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My personal impression of True North is of great respect. The story of two girls from completely diverse lifestyles coming together to accomplish one dream, freedom. Of course their frredom is different. It truly shows that no matter race, color, and characteristics, we can get along, and more, help each other. Also, the author makes it easy to relate to situations in the story to today. Plus, she created this extreme story and made it historically accurate with real people whom existed, but did not go through this experiance. Another part of this story I enjoyed would be when Afrika ( the escaping slave ) went through the underground railroad, which was depicted and subsribed so well, I could nearly envision what it would be like. Two thumbs up, True North
Guest More than 1 year ago
True North is a very educational book. I gave it to my daughter to read because it was so good. I felt that it was importnat for her to see how things have changed since the more unsophisticated times. Both I and my daughter loved this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In True North, I loved how Afrika was always facing new problems, and she always came up with a creative solution. One example of her creativity is when the drunken men took her. She thinks of giving them the poisonous bread that was made for the dogs. That was sooo creative. True North is an over all great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book. Expecually if you are into the stories of slaves and the Underground Railroad!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great the whole way through and had an excellent ending. Anyone who is interested in the 1850s should read it.