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The focus on a specific historical incident is something I usually like. And John Price's rescue is a dramatic and gripping story. Maybe I'm in a bad mood this week, but I found it annoying that so little was done to make the visual experience of this story complementary to the text. While the pictu...
Spooky and suspenseful, good for reading aloud.
Compare this book to another biography for children, Before There Was Mozart by Lisa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome.
The story of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858.
Excellent portrait of a man who overcame racial barriers and pursued his dream. Great illustrations.