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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Little Brown & Co
Publication date November 1, 2006
Pages 232
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316016353
ISBN-10 0316016357
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $9.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Living under the rigid control of a brutal slave master, a frustrated, young slave feels no hope for his future until he meets Tall John, a runaway slave, who inspires him to take action into his own hands in order to live the free life he has always dreamed of having. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: New York Times Bestseller
"Engaging." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

Master storyteller Walter Mosley deftly mixes speculative and historical fiction in this daring New York Times bestselling novel, reminiscent of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad.

47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious runaway slave, Tall John. 47 finds himself swept up in a struggle for his own liberation.


Editions
Hardcover
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from Little Brown & Co (May 4, 2005)
9780316110358 | details & prices | 232 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.99
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780316016353
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Little Brown & Co (November 1, 2006)
9780316016353 | details & prices | 232 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.40 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Number Forty-Seven, 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.
Miscellaneous
With Walter Mosley | from Little Brown & Co (December 14, 2008)
9780316054799 | details & prices | List price $7.99
CD/Spoken Word
With Ossie Davis (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (April 12, 2005)
9780307206619 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.36 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Number Forty-Seven, 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.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Unabridged edition from Listening Library (April 12, 2005)
9781400099405 | details & prices | List price $26.00
About: 47 is the first young adult novel to be written by bestselling author Walter Mosley.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417771813 Book cover for 9781435288942
 
With Walter Mosley | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 22, 2008)
9781435288942 | details & prices | 232 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.54 lbs | List price $16.99
About: 47 is the first young adult novel to be written by bestselling author Walter Mosley.
Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (November 1, 2006)
9781417771813 | details & prices | 232 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.56 lbs | List price $18.40
About: Number Forty-Seven, 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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