The Journey of Little Charlie

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Publisher Description

The Newberry Medalist brings humor and heart to this story of a Civil War–era boy struggling to do right in the face of history’s cruelest evils.

Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His sharecropper father just died, and Cap’n Buck—the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina—has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap’n Buck and agrees to track down some folks accused of stealing from the cap’n and his boss. It’s not too bad of a bargain for Charlie . . . until he comes face-to-face with the fugitives and discovers their true identities. Torn between his guilty conscience and his survival instinct, Charlie needs to figure out his next move—and soon. It’s only a matter of time before Cap’n Buck catches on.

Praise for The Journey of Little Charlie

A National Book Award Finalist

“This is a compelling and ugly story for middle-grade readers told with genuine care. Little Charlie is a product of his Southern upbringing, yet in Curtis’s skillful hands he learns the world is not as he’d thought . . . Christopher Paul Curtis does it again.” —Historical Novel Society

“A characteristically lively and complex addition to the historical fiction of the era from Curtis.” —Kirkus Reviews

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2018
January 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
261
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scholastic Inc.
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
10.3
MB

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