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47

Author: Walter Mosley
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the meaning of freedom.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Children's stories
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Mosley
ISBN: 0316110353 9780316110358 1415601097 9781415601099 0316016357 9780316016353
OCLC Number: 55847254
Description: 232 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Forty-seven
Responsibility: by Walter Mosley.
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Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the  Read more...

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This thought-provoking, genre-bending account of one slave's emancipation makkes for harrowing reading...Equal parts history and tall tale, this engaging story related by an endearing narrator is so Read more...

 
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Slavery and Fantasy

by ricklibrarian (WorldCat user published 2006-03-25) Very Good Permalink
Walter Mosley has written an interesting novel. He mixes a very realistic account of slavery on a cotton plantation in the early part of the nineteenth century with elements of science fiction in his 2005 book 47 . While that sounds like a strange combination, it works well. The author uses the visitor...
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