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Sarny: A Life Remembered

Sarny: A Life Remembered
 

Sarny, the young slave girl who learned to read in Nightjohn, is now a young widow. She flees the plantation in the last days of the Civil War, a free woman in search of her sold-away children. Sarny's story gives a panoramic view of America in a time of tragedy, trial, and hoped... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780440219736
Published 10 August 1999 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Paulsen, Gary
Series Sarny
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ISBN-13 9780440219736
ISBN-10 0440219736
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House USA Inc
Publication Date 10 August 1999
Publication Country India India
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Paulsen, Gary
Series Sarny
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 174mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 100g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Teaching, African Americans, Slavery
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 42199

Description of this Book

So many readers have written and asked: What happened to Sarny, the young slave girl who learned to read in Nightjohn? Extraordinary things happened to her, from the moment she fled the plantation in the last days of the Civil War, suddenly a free woman in search of her sold-away children, until she found them and began a new life. Sarny's story gives a panoramic view of America in a time of trial, tragedy, and hoped-for change, until her last days in the 1930s. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A satisfying sequel...It is a great read, with characters both to hate and to cherish, and a rich sense of what it really was like then. -- Booklist, Starred <p> From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the American Library Association for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. Among his Random House books are Road Trip (written with his son, Jim Paulsen); Family Ties; Vote; Crush; Flat Broke; Liar, Liar; Paintings from the Cave; Woods Runner; Masters of Disaster; Lawn Boy; Notes from the Dog; The Amazing Life of Birds; Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day; How Angel Peterson Got His Name; Guts; and five books about Francis Tucket's adventures in the Old West. Gary Paulsen has also published fiction and nonfiction for adults. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean.

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