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Night Running
How James Escaped with the Help of His Faithful Dog
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· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 5-8 years
· January 8, 2008 · $16.99 · 978-0-375-82247-6 (0-375-82247-X)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

It's 1838, and James has made a secret plan to escape Master Graham’s farm–and slavery. James tells his dog Zeus he has to stay behind: he’s simply too noisy to bring along on a dangerous nighttime journey. But when two white men capture James soon after he runs, he’s grateful his faithful hunting dog didn’t obey. Zeus has followed behind, and the scrappy hound rescues James from his captors. An author’s note describes the real life inspiration behind the book: James Smith, a slave who escaped with the help of his dog and went on to become a farmer and Baptist minister.

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Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 2008:
"A vividly realized narrative, based on a true story."

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WINNER 2008 - Parents' Choice Recommended

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Elisa Carbone is a full-time writer and a part-time windsurfer, rock climber, and lindy hop dancer. She is the mother of two grown children. The author lives in Maryland and West Virginia.

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