About the Book
It’s the 1850s and Daisy, a slave girl from Alabama, is thrilled when her Mama is brought to her plantation to be the new cook. Six Oaks Plantation has been Daisy’s home for years, and the future looks bright now that she and her Mama have been reunited. The happiness doesn’t last, though, when a dangerous encounter with a notorious slave hunter endangers Daisy’s life. She has no choice but to run. Leaving behind everything she has ever known, Daisy strikes out alone on the Underground Railroad.
Daisy’s search for freedom leads her deep into the woods. Along the way she is joined by Simon, a four-year-old boy and his pet kitten. Pursued by dogs, uncertainty, and a slave tracker determined to capture them by any means necessary, Daisy starts to wonder if she will ever be safe again. Does Jesus care about runaway slaves lost in the woods?
Daisy's Search for Freedom contains thought-provoking discussion questions for young readers.
About the Author
Bertha Schwartz is a Swiss Amish transplant to the beautiful farmland of Nappanee, Indiana. She loves spending time with family and friends, including fifty-two nieces and nephews. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, sewing, and reading. Raised near the lovely Swiss city of Berne, Indiana, Swiss is her mother-language. Languages and different dialects are a special interest of hers.
Daisy’s Search for Freedom by Bertha Schwartz is a fun children’s historical fiction story following the Underground Railroad. This story follows a young girl and boy as they escape slavery with the help of several people, including their mother, as they work their way along the Underground Railroad, while being hunted by a brutal slave hunter. This story is full of excitement, adventure, danger, friendship and love. Young readers will delight in this excellent story.
Series: The Searchers
Genre: children’s, historical, inspirational, middle grade
Publisher: Ambassador International
Publication date: June 17, 2018
Number of pages: 104
Other books in the series:
2-Kelly’s Search for Family
3-Sarah’s Search for Treasure
A review copy of this book was provided by JustReat Tours. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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