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Twelve Travelers, Twenty Horses

3.28 of 5 stars 3.28  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  4 reviews
On the eve of the 1860 presidential election, and in front of a courthouse of American justice, Jacob Israel Christmas stands for sale at the third slave auction of his life. At thirteen, he has been separated from his mother for three years, has run away, and then been captured, all the while wondering, "When will I be free?" If Abraham Lincoln is elected, Jacob knows the ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Atheneum Books
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A book I got for free from one of my education classes. It was one that was supposed to be reviewed, but wasn't one I finished or actually submitted a review for. Probably a good thing.

Not only was the book fragmented, it often seemed rather offensive. The author's attempt at dialect was excessive and demeaning more than anything. I respect an attempt at education from a different perspective, but I felt that trying to cover slavery, the Pony Express, Indian relations, Lincoln's election, and a
Connor Dunn
Twelve Travellers Twenty Horses is a great book! I recommend it to any one in the third grade up. It is educational, thrilling, and it is also SUCH a page turner, I couldn't put it down. Some people do say it is offensive but we all know this is what happened when Lincoln was president. It could've said how almost all slaves were treated and say they were whipped and that they had torn and tattered clothing but it was a great story of more of family instead of slaves and their master. This is ju ...more
L-Angelica Herrera-Vest
The Twelve Travelers, Twenty Horses, written by Harriete Gillem Robinet, is a story that takes place during the 1850 at the time President Abraham Lincoln became president. It is about a young, kind prospector who has a special relationship with a group of ten slaves he purchases. They embark on a two thousand mile trip from Missouri to California. They encounter several adventures on their trip. The themes covered in the story are the Pony Express, the route west to California and its possible ...more
Aminata Fofana
It is 1860 and jacob christmas is a slave! He has been a slave from the day of his birth to now. Eliza is the mother of jacob and his dad was shot on the day of his birth! jacob and his mom had tried to escape once but was caught and the consequences were harsh. he had almost been beating to death by his former master for setting fire on the horse barn.
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