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Trouble Don't Last

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hackler's slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life he's ever known - until one dark night in 1859, that is. With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed and, together, they run.

The journey north seems much more frightening than Master Hackler ever was, and Samuel's not sure what freedom means aside from running, hiding, and starving. But as they move from one refuge to the next on the Underground Railroad, Samuel uncovers the secret of his own past - and future. And old Harrison begins to see
past a whole lifetime of hurt to the promise of a new life - and a poignant reunion -
in Canada.

In a heartbreaking and hopeful first novel, Shelley Pearsall tells a suspenseful, emotionally charged story of freedom and family. Trouble Don't Last includes an historical note and map.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Shelley Pearsall's Trouble Don't Last

Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Trouble Don't Last
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 1-4395-2182-4 / 978-1-4395-2182-3 (USA edition)
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December 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Trouble Don't Last (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 0-613-85706-2 / 978-0-613-85706-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Trouble Don't Last
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 0-375-81490-6 / 978-0-375-81490-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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January 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Trouble Don't Last
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 0-375-91490-0 / 978-0-375-91490-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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January 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Trouble Don't Last
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 0-7569-1535-X / 978-0-7569-1535-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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Paperback Editions

August 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Trouble Don't Last
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 0-606-29848-7 / 978-0-606-29848-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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December 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Trouble Don't Last
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 0-440-41811-9 / 978-0-440-41811-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Trouble Don't Last
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
Publisher: Yearling
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