Escape to Freedom

by Ruth Fosdick Jones
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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. The boys soon learn that their families and other courageous men and women are risking everything to help the fugitives reach Canada.

Ruth Rosdick 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.

136 pages

Clean language version

This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 4 course and is included in the optional History 4 Book Pack.

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