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Lightning Time : a novel

Author: Douglas Rees
Publisher: New York : DK Ink, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rees, Douglas.
Lightning Time.
New York : DK Ink, 1997
(OCoLC)756468826
Named Person: John Brown; John Brown; John Brown; John Brown
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Rees
ISBN: 0789424584 9780789424587
OCLC Number: 37513029
Notes: "A Richard Jackson book."
Target Audience: Middle School.
Description: 166 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One A Man of Many Names --
Part Two The Invisibles --
The Raiders --
Historical Note.
Responsibility: by Douglas Rees.

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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.

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