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In this sequel to "Chains," Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles.


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416961444
SKU 211299362
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1416961445
Release Date 10/19/2010
Author Info
Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson grew up in Syracuse, New York. Ever since she was a young girl, she loved to read books. Even though she tended to read many books at once (a habit that she still has!), her favorite book was J.R.R Tolkein's THE HOBBIT. Now that she's a role model for many young aspiring writers, Laurie has three important things that she thinks kids who want to write should know: 1.) Read everything you can get your hands on, 2.) Be kind to your English teachers, 3.) Don't be one of "those people" who just talks about being a writer--BE a writer! It seems that Laura followed her own advice, because her first young adult novel, SPEAK, was nominated for the 1999 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. When Laurie found out that she had been nominated, she felt "stunned, honored, grateful, giddy, bewildered, amazed, thrilled. And happy. Very happy." Laurie feels that the highest reward any author can receive is to know that he or she has written a good story. Besides this award-winning young adult novel, she has also written three picture books: NO TIME FOR MOTHER'S DAY, TURKEY POX, AND NDITO RUNS, all of which were received with praise. Laurie's favorite writers are Chris Crutcher, Francesca Lia Block, Karen Hesse, Karen Cushman, and Robert Cormier. A fun fact: her grandfather was a forest ranger.
"When it comes to background research, Anderson has clearly and commendably done her work. It is difficult to imagine there will ever be historical fiction about this time in America that is more nuanced or respectful of time and place."
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Annotation Set in the middle of the American Revolution, escaped slave Curzon narrates this sequel to CHAINS. Having parted ways with Isabel, Curzon joins the army in Valley Forge in the dead of winter. Struggling to survive the cold and the hunger while fighting a war, there is also the terror of being found out. Despite their disagreement, Curzon misses Isabel, and when they meet again, the two must find a fragile peace in order to persevere. Written with a great deal of historical accuracy and splendid description, this is the second book in the Seeds of America trilogy. Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of SPEAK.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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