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The Resource Lightning Time : a novel, by Douglas Rees

Lightning Time : a novel, by Douglas Rees

Label
Lightning Time : a novel
Title
Lightning Time
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Douglas Rees
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fourteen-year-old Theodore Worth struggles with the decision to leave his home in Boston and join the controversial abolitionist John Brown in the fight against slavery. In Concord in 1857, young Theodore is so impressed with the words & deeds of John Brown that he runs away from home to join him & later takes part in the events at Harper's Ferry. Annotation. "We are likely all," John Brown says evenly to the handful of men armed and waiting at the Maryland farmhouse in October 1859. They are astonished to hear him, especially young Theodore Worth, who has believed for months that there must be thousands of raiders about to assemble. As much as anyone there, Theodore believes in the cause of freeing the slaves that motivates Brown, but suddenly the planned attack on the Harper's Ferry arsenal seems foolhardy, suicidal. Does Brown, after all, know what he's doing? Theodore's two-year journey from Quaker son and dutiful Boston schoolboy to his role as one of Brown's Invisibles is narrated tautly in the boy's own voice. His relationships with family, with the compelling but quixotic Brown, with pre-Civil War history all have the dimensionality of life
Summary
Fourteen-year-old Theodore Worth struggles with the decision to leave his home in Boston and join the controversial abolitionist John Brown in the fight against slavery
Storyline
Pace
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
097438
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.R52475
LC item number
Li 1997
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
650
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Lightning Time : a novel, by Douglas Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Richard Jackson book."
Contents
Part One A Man of Many Names -- Part Two The Invisibles -- The Raiders -- Historical Note
Control code
870976
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
166 p.
Isbn
9780789424587
Lccn
97031028
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37513029
  • (OCoLC)37513029
Label
Lightning Time : a novel, by Douglas Rees
Publication
Note
"A Richard Jackson book."
Contents
Part One A Man of Many Names -- Part Two The Invisibles -- The Raiders -- Historical Note
Control code
870976
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
166 p.
Isbn
9780789424587
Lccn
97031028
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37513029
  • (OCoLC)37513029

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