- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books (September 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0872262219
- ISBN-13: 978-0872262218
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,608,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Two Tickets to Freedom: The True Story of Ellen and William Craft, Fugitive Slaves Paperback – September, 1989
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Top Customer Reviews
The book continues with the story of their life in the "free" states under the fugitive slave law, their contribution to the freedom movement, and their escape to England where they could be truly free. Finally, Two Tickets to Freedom tells of their return to The United States at the end of the Civil War and the reality of "freedom" in a now "free" land.
The book was a wonderful experience for me, having read The Underground Railroad by William Still. Two Tickets to Freedom tied together names, places, and events that I had previously read about in sketches. And these people were real people.
I was disappointed with the book in one way. The book promised initially to be written with careful descriptions and appropriate references, making it an easy read aloud for children with a wide range of cognitive abilities. As the book progressed, it became easier to read and flowed easily. Nearing the end, however, the words became more difficult, the concepts more difficult to understand, and the subject a bit harder to recognize. The topic of racial prejudice could have been approached more effectively had the book flowed a little more carefully at the end. And I would love to have had a bit more information about the life of Ellen and William Craft as they began again in Georgia.
Overall, I really liked the story and feel it is a valuable addition to a child's collection of books on American history.
Florence B. Freedman's Two Tickets to Freedom book is magnificent! It was as if she was Ellen Craft being zapped into the book as she was writing it! Ellen and William had to be on their tiptoes in alert so they could escape their slavemaster. With Ellen posing to be a white man as her slave, they escape to Boston only to find they have to go to Canada! This true story is amazing because it takes you back to 1848 in Macon, Georgia. Many people help them but when law is passed that fines anyone that helps a slave for 1000 dollars, will they make it? "Tickets for myself and my slave." Ellen says on the trip. Some people get suspicious..........
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All children of America should read this outstanding story of courage, wit, and love during a painful time of this country's history.Published on July 13, 2013 by Bibliophile
A book I've been lookng for for a while. Received promt service. Item was as described. Would deal with the seler again.Published on November 2, 2012 by Floyd C. Dickman
If we could have had a summary of the book. It would help students know how to write a summary of the book. Let me know how interesting it is to read. Read morePublished on February 2, 2009 by Helen Herndon Jones
I liked this book because you never knew what was coming next. The slavery part was a little sad, but it was at the same time cool because the story was about the escape of slaves. Read morePublished on November 28, 2005