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Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story

Average rating
4.3 out of 5
Based on 51 Ratings and 29 Reviews

Book Description
Robert Smalls stood at the Planter's wheel. Only seven miles of water lay between the ship and the Union blockade. For Robert, his family, and his crewmates, reaching the blockade would mean a chance at freedom.

Growing up a slave in South Carolina, Robert Smalls had always dreamed of the moment freedom would be within his grasp. Now it was here, and all the lives aboard the Planter were in Rob... More

Book Information
PublisherLee & Low Books
BindingHardcover (4 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages40
Publication Date04/30/2008
The Creators
About Janet Halfmann (Author) : Hi! I'm Janet Halfmann and I write picture books and nonfiction. My picture book biography, "Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story" (Lee & Low Books, 2008) has received several awards, inclu... more
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About Duane Smith (Illustrator) : Duane Smith is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Published credits of Duane Smith include Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story, Mamas Window, The Legend of the Gold... more
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Reader Comments
4/4/2009 Karen Lemmons said: Robert Smalls' story is an impressive one, and certainly one that demands to be told. Janet Halfmann researched his story and integrated the research into the story to make it a fascinating read. Duane Smith's colorful illustrations support the text and enhances the story.
tags: Duane Smith, Janet Halfmann, Robert Smalls, African American

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