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Amos Fortune: Free Man
By Elizabeth Yates and Nora Spicer Unwin (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Puffin
Publication date April 1, 1989
Pages 181
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140341584
ISBN-10 0140341587
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
The life of the eighteenth-century African prince who, after being captured by slave traders, was brought to Massachusetts where he was a slave until he was able to buy his freedom at the age of sixty. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A Newbery Medal Winner

When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dinity and courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. And, at age 60, he finally began to see those dreams come true.

"The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom."—Booklist

Editions
Hardcover
With Nora S. Unwin (other contributor) | from Kendall Hunt Pub Co (August 28, 2010); titled "Amos Fortune: Free Man"
9780757548291 | details & prices | 181 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.55 lbs | List price $12.74
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Nora Spicer Unwin (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Puffin (April 1, 1989); titled "Amos Fortune: Free Man"
9780140341584 | details & prices | 181 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Biography describes Fortune's capture in Africa, his forty years of slavery after which he bought his own freedom and then worked to free many others
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780394769264
 
from Amer School Pub (June 1, 1988)
9780394769264 | details & prices | 5.75 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $22.75
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
School and Library
Book cover for 9780525255703
 
from Dutton Childrens Books (June 1, 1972)
9780525255703 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Biography describes Fortune's capture in Africa, his forty years of slavery after which he bought his own freedom and then worked to free many others.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (April 1, 1989); titled "Amos Fortune: Free Man"
9780606041553 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.55
This edition also contains Amos Fortune, Free Man
About: Biography describes Fortune's capture in Africa, his forty years of slavery after which he bought his own freedom and then worked to free many others
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780833529770
 
With Nora Spicer Unwin (other contributor) | from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780833529770 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.55 lbs | List price $17.20
About: Biography describes Fortune's capture in Africa, his forty years of slavery after which he bought his own freedom and then worked to free many others

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