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Neptune's Honor: A Story of Loyalty and Love

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Neptune Small was born into slavery in 1831 and became the childhood friend and servant of plantation heir Henry Lord King. Their devoted friendship evolved into a shared struggle to survive the Civil War.
Paperback & Hard cover, 189 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Pinata Publishing (first published January 3rd 2005)
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"Neptune, you know that people in other parts of this country don't have slaves, nor do they condone slavery. I explain to them that we need slaves because of our crops, and they tell me that y'all should be freed and paid for what you do. The more I listen to that, I'm wondering if they aren't right." He paused, and asked, "Would you want to be free?"

Previously, I read and enjoyed Pamela Mueller's books "Hello, Goodbye, I Love You" and "Aloha's Crossing." Now, in "Neptune's Honor," the author p
"Neptune"s Honor" is a novel, rather than non-fiction, I believe, because the author assigned dialogue to real historical figures. Nevertheless, the author, obviously did considerable research and was able to talk with descendants of Neptune and the King family.
The story is rather unusual in that the slave Neptune is for all practical purposes treated as a son of the King family and brother of Mas' Lordy, the eldest son of the slave holding family. The story is about Neptune and his loyalty to M
Feb 09, 2013 Dale rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Tod, Linda Matty,
This is a story I have been wanting to learn more about for years..since I took my first trolley ride on St. Simons Isl., GA years ago hearing snippets of the history of the Island. It is the true story of a privileged (for those times) slave, Neptune, devoted to his master and companion out of a true love for the man and family. What he does will touch the reader. This small piece of history is also a look into the civil war and how it changed the culture in the South. I really enjoyed this boo ...more
Nov 29, 2007 Graceann rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: historical fiction fans
This book, written for young people, is the story of Neptune Smalls, who was a slave on the Retreat Plantation at St. Simons Island, Georgia and who, when he could have taken his freedom, returned South with his dead master's body after he was killed in battle. Neptune is remembered fondly on St. Simons Island and the prettiest beach-front park is named for him.
A very touching story. Excellent for young readers.
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Pamela Bauer Mueller was raised in Oregon and graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She worked as a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines before moving to Mexico City, where she lived for eighteen years. Pamela is bicultural as well as bilingual. She has worked as a commercial model, actress, and an English and Spanish language instructor during her years in Mexico. Afte ...more
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