Reviewed by Starr H. (age 9)
I liked the book because it reminds me of The Pilgrims because there were slaves back then and then they escaped on a boat and some of those people died while they were on a boat. When they got to the new place they were so happy that they were not slaves anymore. I liked that the father and Tommy helped the father, Little Jeff, Baby Pearl, and Vinnie and didn?t give them away and say they were going to be slaves again because they wanted the money. I liked that Tommy was being nice when the mother sent him to bed that he listened to her, but he didn?t fall asleep, he stayed up until the father came home.
I think that other people would like this book because they would be really happy that Tommy and the father didn?t let them look in there and say that they were hiding in there in my hay. Grown ups would like this book because they were generous because they gave the father the boats so they could sail to Canada. Eight year olds would like this book because it?s a great book to read and could make you feel like people felt back in the old days.