Escape to Freedom

by Ruth Fosdick Jones

Great Book!

5.0 rating
June 10, 2020

I really enjoyed reading Escape to Freedom. The story grabbed me from the start and kept me focused to the end. I want me son to read this book. The main character is around his age and has great qualities. Reading about this period of history is very inspirational to see what people did to help strangers escape from slavery.

Maryanne M

Loved it!

5.0 rating
June 8, 2020

Wow! What a great book. I loved this story and so did my kids. It is a wonderful book to teach kids about the Underground Railroad. I love stories teaching kids about doing the right thing even when it is scary and dangerous.

Karyn T.

Story based on true events

5.0 rating
May 20, 2020

Excellent story about the underground railroad based on true events. Would highly recommend.

Ann McElhoes

Such a great book about family unity and loyalty

5.0 rating
May 3, 2020

This is a wonderful story of a family doing their part to help the Underground Railroad. It highlights family loyalty and working together for a common goal. I would highly recommend this during a history unit about the underground railroad.

Linda L

Kept me on the edge of my seat!

5.0 rating
April 29, 2020

This story is so full of excitement, joy, adventure, heartache, and lessons of love and sacrifice! I couldn’t wait to finish to see how the end works out, and I was not disappointed! I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to read it with my kids.

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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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