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The Slave Dancer

The Slave Dancer
 

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ISBN 9780174324225
Published 15 January 1996 by NELSON THORNES LTD
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Fox, Paula
Series M Books
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ISBN-13 9780174324225
ISBN-10 0174324227
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher NELSON THORNES LTD
Imprint Nelson Thornes Ltd
Publication Date 15 January 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Fox, Paula
Series M Books
Category Award Winning
Adventure Stories
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Height: 230mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Awards Winner of John Newbery Medal 1974
US Review It's almost as if Paula Fox, in a twist on Stevenson's Treasure Island bet, had accepted a challenge to write a traditional sea story straight and make it live; why else would this gifted observer of today's desperate characters create a thirteen year-old pre-Civil War New Orleans boy who is impressed on a slave ship, a mangy crew (including the usual rough but decent protector, syrupy but treacherous tormentor, and dramatically capricious captain), and a journey's-end chase and storm and shipwreck that leaves only the boy, Jessie, and a slave his age alive to swim companionlike to shore and safety? It must be admitted though that she meets the challenge brilliantly; each of the sailors is sharply individualized, the inhuman treatment of the captives is conveyed straight to the nose and stomach rather than the bleeding heart, and the scenes in which Jessie is forced to play his fife to dance the slaves for their morning exercise become a haunting, focusing image for the whole bizarre undertaking. (Kirkus Reviews)

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