Night Running

Night Running

How James Escaped With the Help of His Faithful Dog

Book - 2008
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It's 1838, and James has made a secret plan to escape Master Graham's farm-and slavery. James tells his dog Zeus he has to stay behind: he's simply too noisy to bring along on a dangerous nighttime journey. But when two white men capture James soon after he runs, he's grateful his faithful hunting dog didn't obey. Zeus has followed behind, and the scrappy hound rescues James from his captors. An author's note describes the real life inspiration behind the book: James Smith, a slave who escaped with the help of his dog and went on to become a farmer and Baptist minister. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375922473
Branch Call Number: j PO CARBONE
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Earl B.


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Feb 02, 2018

This is a great story, a true story, about a very brave boy and a faithful dog. James and Zeus deserved to be honoured, and for people to know their story. The illustrations are beautiful.


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