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The gospel truth, Caroline Pignat

Label
The gospel truth
Title
The gospel truth
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Pignat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning author Caroline Pignat's new historical novel recreates the world of a Virginia tobacco plantation in 1858. Through the different points of view of slaves, their masters and a visiting bird-watcher the world of the plantation comes to life in this verse novel. Phoebe belongs to Master Duncan and works in the plantation kitchen. She sees how the other slaves are treated-- the beatings and whippings, the disappearances. She hasn't seen her mother since Master Duncan sold her ten years ago. But Pheobe is trying to learn words and how to read and when she is asked to show the master's Canadian visitor, Doctor Bergman, where he can find warblers and chickadees she starts to see things differently. And Doctor Bergman has more in mind that just drawing the local birds. Pheobe's friend Shad works on the plantation as well-- but mostly he worries about his brother Will. His brother is the last member of his family and he is determined to escape from the master and the tobacco plantation. He has already been caught and beaten more than once. And the stories about life in Canada can't be true, can they? How does a man survive without the master there taking care of everything?
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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Pignat, Caroline
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Underground Railroad
  • African Americans
  • Plantations
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The gospel truth, Caroline Pignat
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes an interview with the author--p. 319-327
  • Winner of the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature [text]
Control code
000042881547
Extent
327 p.
Isbn
9780889954939
Other physical details
portrait
Label
The gospel truth, Caroline Pignat
Publication
Note
  • Includes an interview with the author--p. 319-327
  • Winner of the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature [text]
Control code
000042881547
Extent
327 p.
Isbn
9780889954939
Other physical details
portrait

Library Locations

    • Brodie Resource LibraryBorrow it
      216 S. Brodie St, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1C2, CA
      48.381806 -89.246333
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