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Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (Picture Puffin) [Paperback]

By Alan Schroeder (Author) & Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
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Item description for Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (Picture Puffin) by Alan Schroeder & Jerry Pinkney...

Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.

Publishers Description
This is the story of young Harriet Tubman, then called "Minty". A slave in the Brodas household, she is often punished for her feisty, rebellious spirit, and always, above all, dreams of escape.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (Picture Puffin) by Alan Schroeder & Jerry Pinkney has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1514
  • Publishers Weekly - 11/06/2000 page 93
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 999

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Puffin
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.28" Width: 9.34" Height: 0.12"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 18, 2000
Publisher   Puffin
Age  4-8
ISBN  014056196X  
ISBN13  9780140561968  
UPC  051488006992  

Availability  16 units.
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More About Alan Schroeder & Jerry Pinkney

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Alan Schroeder, a lifelong admirer of Louis Armstrong, is the award-winning author of several picture books, including" Lily and the Wooden Bowl, Minty, " and "Carolina Shout." His first book, "Ragtime Tumpie," was chosen as an ALA Notable Book, a "Booklist" Children's Editors' Choice, and a "Parents' Choice" Award winner. He lives in Alameda, California.

Alan Schroeder currently resides in Alameda, in the state of California. Alan Schroeder was born in 1954.

Alan Schroeder has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Picture Puffin Books

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( P ) > Pinkney, Jerry
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > Historical
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > People of Color
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > United States
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Multicultural Stories > African-American
7Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
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Reviews - What do customers think about Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (Picture Puffin)?

Good Classroom Book  Mar 11, 2006
I used this book as part of a Black History Month. The class loved it.
A powerful book  Dec 31, 2002
Eight-year-old "Minty," a fictionalized version of a young Harriet Tubman, suffers greatly while working as a slave on a Maryland plantation. Her rebellious nature adds an extra degree of conflict, and she has several traumatic experiences. With the guidance of her father, she starts planning to escape.

Scenes of Minty with her family are very tenderly rendered in this 1997 Coretta Scott King Award winner. Illustrator Jerry Pinkney effectively combines pencils and watercolors to add an appropriately subdued, somewhat dreary cast even to bright, sunny scenes. The strong text describes the horrors of scenes too disturbing to show in the illustrations.

The story really tugged at my heartstrings. It is a very moving story, well told, but still very sad.

Minty the girl  Jan 17, 2002
Minty was treated awful wiped to her bones. Most of us don't know how badly Minty was treated and this story will help you under stand Black history please read this book and you will know how i feel.
Young Harriet Tubman  Jul 3, 2000
A fictionalized story mixed with facts about the young Harriet Tubman. It chronicles her life from the Maryland plantation from which she escaped, and provides details of what life was like as a slave on a plantation. Wonderful book that is dramatic and full of interesting details about a famous American. Harriet Tubman was a hero of her time and this book does an excellent job of telling her story. Schroeder's mixture of fact and fiction make this book a joy to read.
The life of young Harriet Tubman.  Jul 13, 1999
As a teacher, I found this book to be helpful in introducing my students to one of America's famous female heroines. This is an appropriate book for third to sixth grade students. Fifth and sixth graders should have an easy time reading this book; however, third and fourth graders will probably enjoy it more if it is read to them. Pinkney's illustrations are wonderful. If you enjoyed his use of pencil, colored pencils, and watercolors in other books (e.g. The Patchwork Quilt) then you'll cetainly enjoy the work he's done in this book. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to remind children that it's important to dream, hope, and have faith.

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