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              The Fiddler's Secret
               

              The Fiddler's Secret (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Johnson, Lois Walfrid

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              In the dark of night Libby Norstad wakes up. It's quiet. Too quiet. Then come the rapid strokes of the ship's bell. What's wrong? What happened? Where's Pa? Hurrying out into the dense fog on deck, Libby hears the slap of paddlewheels against water. The whistle of a steamboat com...ing too fast, too close. Grabbing Annika's arm, Libby yanks her away from the railing. Run! But soon, out of the dark and danger come the high notes of a gifted fiddler. Who is he? Where is he from? Why does his face seem to hold a secret?As Annika joins the teaching in the Christina's classroom, Captain Norstad asks Libby, Caleb, Jordan, and Peter, What is most important to you? What do you really want? Though Jordan finds new, exciting possibilities for his family's freedom in Minnesota Territory, he and Peter also face mystery and hardship.When winter draws near, Pa needs to head south, but Annika stays in St. Paul. Will she be lost to the never-give-up family forever? Can the Christina possibly escape a winter ice storm? And what is the fiddler's challenge for Freedom Seekers of every place and time?In The Fiddler's Secret, the sixth and final novel in the Freedom Seekers series, as well as other titles in the collection, Lois Walfrid Johnson combines high story interest with truth that offers life to readers of every age.The Freedom Seekers series is a six-novel middle-reader set in 1857. Feel the rush of immigrants to the new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad in these true-to-life Riverboat stories.The characters will receive a heart-warming response from readers of all ages. Adult readers will ask themselves, Would I have been one of those who helped runaway slaves? Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical research, great writing, and wonderful storytelling to bring alive a critical time in American history.
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              ISBN 9780802407214
              Publisher Moody Press,U.S.
              Interest Age Children
              Series Freedom Seekers
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              Escape Into The Night
               

              Escape Into The Night (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Johnson, Lois Walfrid

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              I want a never-give-up family, Libby Norstad tells her widowed father, captain of the steamboat Christina. I want a family that believes in me, even when I'm not perfect. A family that sticks together, even though it's hard. We can be that family for each other, Pa promises. And ...Caleb and the other people who work on the Christina will be our larger family. But Libby has lived with a wealthy aunt since her mother died and discovers a different world. In 1857, when rivers were the highways of the time, Libby, her father, and their friends face life-and-death questions still crucial today: Who can I trust? What does it mean to put my faith in God? To live my belief in the freedoms sought in the Declaration of Independence? And how can I help others, even at great cost? Soon Libby discovers the secret work of 14-year-old Caleb, a conductor in the Underground Railroad. Next, a fugitive slave named Jordan takes refuge on the Christina. Then another family, Emma and little Henry, pushes toward a choice. Will her journey to compassion help her become a Freedom Seeker? From the golden age of steamboats, the rush of immigrants to new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad come true-to-life stories of courage, integrity, and suspense. In Escape into the Night, the first Freedom Seekers novel, as well as others in the 1857 series, Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical interest to bring alive a critical time in American history.The Freedom Seekers series is a six-novel middle-reader set in 1857. Feel the rush of immigrants to the new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad in these true-to-life Riverboat stories.The characters will receive a heart-warming response from readers of all ages. Adult readers will ask themselves, Would I have been one of those who helped runaway slaves? Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical research, great writing, and wonderful storytelling to bring alive a critical time in American history.
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              ISBN 9780802407160
              Publisher Moody Press,U.S.
              Interest Age Children
              Series Freedom Seekers
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              Race For Freedom
               

              Race For Freedom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Johnson, Lois Walfrid

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              Late at night, as the Christina puts out into the Mississippi River, Caleb and Libby keep watch on deck. Close by, the runaway slave, Jordan, creeps forward without a sound. Drawing near the lantern, he stops, as if afraid to enter the circle of light. On the streets above them n...o one stirs. Then a dark shape steps from the shadows. Jordan moans. It's Riggs! (The slave-trader.) The cruelest man Caleb knows. Jordan's owner stepping out, so they know he's on their trail. From that moment the Freedom Seekers can never forget that because of a fugitive slave law Jordan can be taken back into slavery, even from a free northern state. Nor can they forget that if Captain Norstad is caught hiding a fugitive he can lose the Christina. Then Elsa, a new-found immigrant friend, faces illness and possible death. Will Libby's need for courage bring her to the Lord who promises, Do not fear, for I am with you ? Can the Freedom Seekers live the courage that offers life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to every person? Can they go beyond fear to put that courage into practice? As steamboats race for St. Paul, stakes are high. To escape capture, Jordan makes a mighty leap. In a time when captains did not stop for a man overboard, will Jordan survive his fall into icy waters?The Freedom Seekers series is a six-novel middle-reader set in 1857. Feel the rush of immigrants to the new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad in these true-to-life Riverboat stories.The characters will receive a heart-warming response from readers of all ages. Adult readers will ask themselves, Would I have been one of those who helped runaway slaves? Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical research, great writing, and wonderful storytelling to bring alive a critical time in American history.
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              ISBN 9780802407177
              Publisher Moody Press,U.S.
              Interest Age Children
              Series Freedom Seekers
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