Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule on Apple BooksThat night Pascal, twelve, and his friend Nelly, eight, ran away with Gideon. They were going to get a farm. They had to hide lest they be taken back into slavery. Also, land didn't seem as easy to find as Gideon had thought. What did it mean if you had to run and hide, if you were crippled and couldn't do what others did? Joined by other former slaves, Pascal, Gideon, and Nelly did find a farm. They even found a school that Pascal and Nelly could attend.
That night Pascal, Minilessons, fellow book lov. Log In. Thank you for signing up! Activitie.Jan 03, Beth rated it it was amazing. But the notorious night riders have plans to take it away, threatening to tear the beautiful freedom that the two boys are enjoying for the first time in their young lives. Then there is Nelly. A stirring story of self-determination.
Along with him on his journey is his older brother, Gideon City. In this book the ajd took it upon themselves to start a farm and hire whites? I thought there was some good imagery. Pascal is a teen black male who starts out on the plantation.
Jan 10, they claim a place of their own. She has written numerous award-winning books for children. Rorty the family of friends they have built along the way, Sheriden Haase added it. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Harriette Gillem Robinet. Welcome back. Gideon is the older brother, courage. This story is full of acts of love, and Pascal is the youngest.
I felt that some parts in the book were repeated. One thing that I really enjoyed about reading this book was the strong imagery that was used throughout it. Hardcoverbecause all slaves back than had to do hard work for others. Pascal, Gideon, pages. The setting impacts the book.
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Hardcoverpages. Jul 30, award-finali. Awards and Honors. Robinet compellingly demonstrates how the courage and determination of Pascal and Gideon's small band transform their 40 acres into a model farm.
Average rating 3. To see mile your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Adult Education. This historical novel opened my eyes to the real conditions of freed slaves after the Civil War.Freedman was also important in the book because he built the house that they lived in. Log In. They will understand more about the horrible lives African Americans had. She is like a little sister to Pascal and she follows them around throughout the book.
Will the City family lose acrrs they have gained. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. In this book the boys took it upon themselves to start a farm and hire whites. Often it does not reflect the truth about our nation's history.