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Escape North!: The Story of Harriet Tubman First Edition
Contributor(s): Kulling, Monica, Flavin, Teresa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0375801545     ISBN-13: 9780375801549
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: December 2000
Annotation: The woods are dark and dangerous. Slave catchers are out with their dogs. But high above the trees, the North Star shines down. Harriet Tubman is glad to see the star. It points the way to freedom. Tonight Harriet is helping slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. Will they make it? Find out in this exciting true story.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Slaves; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
African American women; Biography; Juvenile literature.
African Americans; Biography; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
Dewey: 973.7/115
LCCN: 2002014527
Lexile Measure: 440
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Step Into Reading
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 48 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 44898
Reading Level: 3.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q23811
Reading Level: 3.1   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 3.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Fall)
Using as a framework a story about Tubman's leading a slave family's escape through the Underground Railroad, this brief biography summarizes Tubman's life, from her birth as a slave in Maryland to her service as a ""Moses of Her People"" before, during, and after the Civil War. Soft, rather static illustrations accompany the text, whose short sentences and somewhat abrupt transitions struggle to convey complex material in simple form. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews