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Promises to the Dead
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turtleback Books
Publication date March 1, 2000
Binding Prebinding
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780613445337
ISBN-10 0613445333
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $14.40
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Twelve-year-old Jesse leaves his home on Maryland's Eastern Shore to help a young runaway slave find a safe haven in the early days of the Civil War.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
When Jesse went down to the marsh on that fateful day, he expected to find a turtle for terrapin soup. Instead, he comes across a dying slave woman who makes Jesse promise he’ll take her young son, Perry, to a relative in Baltimore. Aiding and abetting a slave is against the law, and it also goes against everything Jesse has been taught to believe. But he can’t break a promise to the dead, and, more important, he has to follow what he knows in his heart to be right.
The journey is more treacherous than Jesse ever imagined. At the crossroads of a country about to plunge into civil war, danger lurks around every corner. Will these boys on the run ever find a safe haven?
Includes an author's note.


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Paperback
Book cover for 9780547258386
 
Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin (August 17, 2009)
9780547258386 | details & prices | 202 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
This edition also contains Promises to the Dead
About: When Jesse went down to the marsh on that fateful day, he expected to find a turtle for terrapin soup.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613445337
 
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from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2000)
9780613445337 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.40
About: Twelve-year-old Jesse leaves his home on Maryland's Eastern Shore to help a young runaway slave find a safe haven in the early days of the Civil War.

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