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The Night I Freed John Brown

(2008)
A novel by

 
 

Winner of The Paterson Prize for Books for Young People

Recommended by USA Today for Black History Month as "a blend of history and suspense."

In this novel for young adults, Josh knows there is something about the tall Victorian House on the Harpers Ferry Hill, the one his father grew up in, that he can't quite put his finger on. And his impossible father won't give him any clues. He's hiding something.

And then there's the famous John Brown. The one who all the tourists come to hear about. The one whose statue looms over Josh's house. Why does he seem to haunt Josh and his whole family? When the fancy Richmonds come to town and move right next door, their presence forces Josh to find the answers and stand up to the secrets of the House, to his father - and to John Brown, too.

The historic village of Harpers Ferry comes alive in this young boy's brave search for answers and a place of his own in this brilliant first novel by John Michael Cummings.

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Night I Freed John Brown
Author(s): John Michael Cummings
ISBN: 0-399-25054-9 / 978-0-399-25054-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Philomel Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Night I Freed John Brown
Author(s): John Michael Cummings
ISBN: 1-940425-96-4 / 978-1-940425-96-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vandalia Press
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Night I Freed John Brown
Author(s): John Michael Cummings
Publisher: Vandalia Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA