Escape to Freedom by Ruth Fosdick Jones

Escape to Freedom

By Ruth Fosdick Jones
Level 8

What were all those strange noises Timothy Blaine kept hearing in the middle of the night—the creaking boards and scratching on the window panes? One night he discovers the answer: his parents are hiding runaway slaves! Timothy is proud when they ask him and his friend Jake to join in the thrilling work of running a station on the Underground Railroad. Ruth Fosdick Jones is unusually qualified to write this dramatic story, for she has based the book’s events on the true adventures of her own grandparents who, before the Civil War, helped many slaves escape to freedom.

This book is a suggested read-aloud for The Good and the Beautiful History Year 4 Course.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, United States
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Hard to Find
  • Top Picks
  • 5 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4.5 Literary Value
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