Danger is the last thing Emily Preston thought she’d encounter in her uncle’s hotel. She was forced to travel to Detroit, sent by her parents from their plantation home. Now she’s vowed to become the most disagreeable houseguest ever. She doesn’t count on Uncle Isaac’s iron will. And she has no idea what to do with Malachi, the son of freed slaves who challenges every idea she’s grown up believing. Malachi’s words finally begin to sink in when Emily stumbles across two runaways hidden in her uncle’s barn. And his lessons are about to become personal as she’s drawn into operations of the Underground Railroad. Meanwhile, Mr. Burrows, the charming Southern slave catcher, is only yards away, lodged in the hotel.
Likened to the rich literary style of Ann Rinaldi but with its own twist of adventure, The Candle Star wraps American history in an exciting, kid-pleasing package. Find out why so many teachers have incorporated this Civil War historical fiction series into classrooms across the country. The price is kept deliberately low so you can feel as good about the cost as you do about the content. Download your child’s copy today and open a door to America’s past.
Recipient of a Reader’s Choice 5 Star Seal of Approval.
Series librarian-nominated for the 2012 Great Michigan Read.