Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman

by Dorothy Sterling

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - Reissue)

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Born into slavery, young Harriet Tubman knew only hard work and hunger. Escape seemed impossible - certainly dangerous. Yet Harriet did escape North, by the secret route called the Underground Railroad. Harriet didn't forget her people. Again and again she risked her life to lead them on the same secret, dangerous journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590436281
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/1987
Series: Scholastic Biography Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 166,858
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Freedom Train is one of the most exciting books I have ever read. The story is about Herriot Tubman who had a great desire to set her people free. Herriot Tubman was born on a tobacco plantation in southern Maryland in 1820. When she was about six years old she worked in her mistress’ house. One time she was serving her mistress when she her eye caught sight of a lump of sugar and when her mistress was distracted she snatched the sugar cube! the fields. One time she spent nearly an entire night in a pig pen .she worked in her mistress’ house caught muskrat with her master was her mistress’ babysitter and work in the fields Another time her brother managed to sneak a muskrat without his master knowing. Eventually Herriot managed to escape. She died at the age of 93 I would highly recommend this boom for you if you are interested in biographies filled with adventure
rastaboy More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was full of action,supence, and anger. I love how harriet tubman was able to come free and then come back to the south and free hundreds of slaves inculding her family. I recommend this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am having to do this book for a school project and it is awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This tells about the treachery, hope, anger, and abuse that Harriet Tubman been through. During the Civil War, overseers watch like a animal on slaves. She saves herself and then the slaves. At night, they sneak out to find their freedom. Harriet joins the Union to bring slaves to the Underground Railroad and following the North Star. After the war was over, kids needed homes and Harriet was there to help. Later she died, but with honor that she saved and step to the white.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am between the ages of 9-14..., I read this book at least 8 times. It was one of my all-time favorite books, and when I was still in the role-playing stage, I loved to pretend that I was Harriet Tubman and go sneaking around the house imagining I was leading a troop of former slaves to freedom!...I have always thought of Harriet Tubman as a great woman and a hero, and this is the only book I've read on her life. It is exciting, riveting reading... When my younger brothers and sisters grew old enough to read it, it became one of their favorites too, and our old paperback edition was literally read and read until it fell to pieces! That's why I logged on to today... we finally had to throw away our old copy, it's fallen apart into about 5 pieces and there are parts missing, and I wanted to order a new copy! But when I saw that ridiculous review, I couldn't stay silent! This is a GREAT book, I heartily recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
slavery is the worst thing -but harriet had to go through it.......only for a little while though ..........this outstanding story tells how she lead her friends away from slavery
Guest More than 1 year ago
i liked how brave harriet was so brave and never gave up
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about the very brave Harriet, a black girl who was born into slavery. As a child, she had big dreams to travel the dangerous trip to Pennsylvania, to freedom, but she never thought it possible. One day, when she was alone in her cabin, she decided she couldn't take it any longer. She packed a ticking bag full with food, and a knife. She made it to Philadelphia within a week. She was free at last! After a year of living the free life, she spoke to William Still, a man involved with the Underground Railroad about devising a plan to help her go back into Maryland, into slave territory once more, to free her family and friends. She made this dangerous journey back and forth numerous times, endangering her life to free her people. 'Let my people go' is the famous saying of this wonderful woman, without whom many people would have died because of slavery. This book is outstanding, and has terrific detail in all of Harriet's feelings and thoughts. The memory and legacy of this kind-hearted woman will live forever in our hearts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this story is an exellent selection to read. I learned that if you did not do something for your master ( in this story Miss Sarah) then you will be whipped. It can make you feel heart broken. If you had black skin you are a slave. I think that is a horrible thing.