The Night I Freed John Brown

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Penguin, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 251 pages
8 Reviews
A haunting adventure, a brilliant new author.

Young 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—ghosts he can’t name, mysteries he can’t solve. 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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User Review  - Aminahcc - LibraryThing

"The Night I Freed John Brown" captures the essence of youthful bewilderment and its desire to be loved, accepted, understood, and valued. This is a very compelling story of a teen's experiences in ... Read full review

THE NIGHT I FREED JOHN BROWN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Harpers Ferry, W.Va., a little town tucked in the shadows of the surrounding mountains, is a perfect place for an old-fashioned tale of family secrets and revelations. It was the site of John Brown's ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
29
Section 4
38
Section 5
55
Section 6
65
Section 7
77
Section 8
89
Section 16
173
Section 17
180
Section 18
186
Section 19
197
Section 20
201
Section 21
209
Section 22
218
Section 23
226

Section 9
104
Section 10
112
Section 11
125
Section 12
135
Section 13
146
Section 14
154
Section 15
164
Section 24
233
Section 25
238
Section 26
243
Section 27
245
Section 28
255
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John Michael Cummings lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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