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The Slave Dancer

A Novel
Fox, Paula (Book - 1973 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.
Authors: Fox, Paula
Title: The slave dancer
a novel
Publisher: Scarsdale, N.Y., Bradbury Press [1973]
Characteristics: 176 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Notes: Reissued by Atheneum Books in 2001 as "A Richard Jackson book" with ISBN 0689845057. Reprinted by the publisher in 1985 with the ISBN 9780027355604.
Contents: History
Errand
Moonlight
Shrouds
Bight of Benin
Nicholas Spark walks on water
Spaniard
Ben Stout's mistake
Old man
Home and after.
Summary: Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.
Audience: 5.9.
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Award, 1974.
Newbery Medal, 1974.
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 60 10060
Additional Contributors: Keith, Eros
ISBN: 9781442039568
0027355608
9780027355604
9780689845055
0689845057
9780878880621
0878880623
Statement of Responsibility: by Paula Fox ; with illustrations by Eros Keith
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 6.0 Quiz: 82.
Subject Headings: Slave trade Juvenile fiction. Slave trade Fiction.
Topical Term: Slave trade
Slave trade
LCCN: 73080642
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Jun 28, 2014
  • Indigo_Elephant_22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was a great book! Even though it was sad until the very end.

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Jun 28, 2014
  • Indigo_Elephant_22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jessie is a young boy going to get candles for his mother when he is stolen to work on a ship. the story is about his life and jobs on the ship and how he gets home.

"A thirteen-year-old boy wanders down the New Orleans wharf to watch the slave traders unload their cargo. He is shanghaied aboard a ship bound for Africa to play for the slaves while they exercise. He befriends a black boy his age and they witness the horrors of slavery together." (Novelist Review)

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Jun 28, 2014
  • Indigo_Elephant_22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I can't hear it! I can't bear it!"

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