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The Gospel Truth

The Gospel Truth

  • Title: The Gospel Truth
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  • ISBN : 9780889954939
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 327 pages


Award winning author Caroline Pignat s new historical novel recreates the world of a Virginia tobacco plantation in 1858 Through the different points of view of slaves, their masters and a visiting bird watcher the world of the plantation comes to live in this verse novel Phoebe belongs to Master Duncan and works in the plantation kitchen She sees how the other slaves a Award winning author Caroline Pignat s new historical novel recreates the world of a Virginia tobacco plantation in 1858 Through the different points of view of slaves, their masters and a visiting bird watcher the world of the plantation comes to live in this verse novel Phoebe belongs to Master Duncan and works in the plantation kitchen She sees how the other slaves are treated the beatings and whippings, the disappearances She hasn t seen her mother since Master Duncan sold her ten years ago But Pheobe is trying to learn words and how to read and when she is asked to show the master s Canadian visitor, Doctor Bergman, where he can find warblers and chickadees she starts to see things differently And Doctor Bergman has in mind that just drawing the local birds Pheobe s friend Shad works on the plantation as well but mostly he worries about his brother Will His brother is the last member of his family and he is determined to escape from the master and the tobacco plantation He has already been caught and beaten than once And the stories about life in Canada can t be true, can they How does a man survive without the master there taking care of everything


Author Caroline Pignat

Caroline Pignat is the two time Governor General s Award winning author of highly acclaimed young adult novels Her historical fiction, contemporary, and free verse novels use multiple points of view and varied forms to engage readers of all ages.As a Writer s Craft student, Caroline wrote a short story that years later became Greener Grass, the first of a critically acclaimed series, and went on




The Gospel Truth Reviews (31)

  • It s been awhile since I ve read this book, and it was just as good as I remembered The characters, writing, and impact was all done beautifully Something you can enjoy equally at 12 and 20. [..]

  • Wow This is as fast read written in dramatic free verse I could not stop reading it [..]

  • YA book about the experiences of a young girl living in slavery in Virginia in 1800s My 13 year old daughter loved this book and wanted me to read it too I really liked the verse, and the changing perspective throughout the story, which was easy and interesting to read My one criticism is that this [..]

  • The Gospel Truth by Caroline Pignat is not about religion, so don t let that influence your decision about reading it If you like historical fiction, human rights stories or character based fiction this will catch your attention.I have a weakness for novels in verse There s something about the way i [..]

  • Wow This is a book that could be read in a day but it is also one that will stay with you for some time after completing it Although on its surface and in its depth the book is about slavery, the lives of slaves, and the Underground Railroad, the book is also a very poignant Coming of Age tale about [..]

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