The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad

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Harper Collins, Sep 7, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the underground railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search party -- or will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed?


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Sometime during the first half of the 19th century, a little boy named Tommy meets a family of escaped slaves traveling on the Underground Railroad and helps them to escape a group of US Marshalls ... Read full review


Chapter One Fishing in Church
Chapter Three On the Underground Railroad
Chapter Five Over the River

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About the author (1983)

The late F. N. Monjo, author of The Drinking Gourd, wrote two other popular I Can Read Books: Indian Summer, illustrated by Anita Lobel, and The One Bad Thing About Father, illustrated by Rocco Negri.

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