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Priscilla And The Hollyhocks

Priscilla And The Hollyhocks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Broyles, Anne
Illustrated by Alter, Anna

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Priscilla is only four years old when her mother is sold to another master. All Priscilla has to remember her mother by are the hollyhocks she planted by the cow pond. At age ten, Priscilla is sold to a Cherokee family and continues her life as a slave. She keeps hope for a bette... read full description below.

ISBN 9781570916762
Barcode 9781570916762
Published 8 January 2019 by Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781570916762
ISBN-10 1570916764
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Imprint Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Publication Date 8 January 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Broyles, Anne
Illustrated by Alter, Anna
Category Reference
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Weight 368g
Interest Age 6-9 years
Reading Age 6-9 years
Library of Congress Slavery - Juvenile fiction, African Americans - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Priscilla is only four years old when her mother is sold to another master. All Priscilla has to remember her mother by are the hollyhocks she planted by the cow pond. At age ten, Priscilla is sold to a Cherokee family and continues her life as a slave. She keeps hope for a better life alive by planting hollyhocks wherever she goes. At last, her forced march along the Trail of Tears brings a chance encounter that leads to her freedom. Includes an author's note with more details about this fascinating true story as well as instructions for making hollyhock dolls.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review When I was young and still wore slavery's yoke, I was saved by hollyhocks, and a white man's kindness. So begins the tale of a little girl, born into slavery on a Georgia plantation. Her mother is sold and the only rememberance Priscilla has of her are the hollyhocks she planted. Old Sylvia teaches her how to make hollyhock dolls and float them on the pond. Priscilla is soon put to work in the big house and meets a white man named Basil Silkwood, who tells her she's smart and should be in school. When the master dies, she's sold to a Cherokee family and is part of the painful Trail of Tears march. Incredibly, on her way through town, she recognizes Silkwood and speaks out to him. He follows the march to the encampment and buys Priscilla's freedom. She becomes a part of the Silkwood family and plants the hollyhocks with these words: Grow, I sang to the seeds. Bloom, I commanded the plants. Safe, I told myself. Home. Simple, bold colorful paintings enhance a text many readers will be able to decipher. Historical note and instructions to make a hollyhock doll are appended. --Kirkus Reviews
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Anne Broyles is the author of many books, including SHY MAMA'S HALLOWEEN, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She lives in North Andover, Massachusetts.

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