Winner of the 1999 Scott O'Dell Award
A Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies
"Maybe nobody gave freedom, and nobody could take it away like they could take away a family farm. Maybe freedom was something you claimed for yourself."
Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and maybe a mule. With the family of friends they have built along the way, they claim a place of their own. Green Gloryland is the most wonderful place on earth, their own family farm with a healthy cotton crop and plenty to eat. But the notorious night riders have plans to take it away, threatening to tear the beautiful freedom that the two boys are enjoying for the first time in their young lives. Coming alive in plain, vibrant language is this story of the Reconstruction, after the Civil War.
"A stirring story of self-determination".-- School Library Journal
Series: Jean Karl Books (Paperback)
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1