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  • ISBN: 9780316135023 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2008.

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Summary, etc.:
Walter Mosley is one of the best-known writers in America. In his first book for young adults, Mosley deftly weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom. 47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious runaway slave, Tall John. Then, 47 finds himself swept up in a struggle for his own liberation.
Target Audience Note:
Text Difficulty 4
MG+/Upper middle grades (6th-12th)
860 Lexile.
5.3 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2008. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 485 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the meaning of freedom.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Living under the rigid control of a brutal slave master, a frustrated, young slave feels no hope for his future until he meets Tall John, a runaway slave, who inspires him to take action into his own hands in order to live the free life he has always dreamed of having.
  • Grand Central Pub
    New York Times Bestseller
    "Engaging." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

    Master storyteller Walter Mosley deftly mixes speculative and historical fiction in this daring New York Times bestselling novel, reminiscent of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad.

    47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious runaway slave, Tall John. 47 finds himself swept up in a struggle for his own liberation.

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