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Book Title: Trouble Don't Last|
The author of the book: Shelley Pearsall
ISBN 13: 9780440418115
Date of issue: December 9th 2003
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Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hackler’s slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life he’s ever known—until one dark night in 1859, that is. With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed and, together, they run.
The journey north seems much more frightening than Master Hackler ever was, and Samuel’s not sure what freedom means aside from running, hiding, and starving. But as they move from one refuge to the next on the Underground Railroad, Samuel uncovers the secret of his own past—and future. And old Harrison begins to see past a whole lifetime of hurt to the promise of a new life—and a poignant reunion—
In a heartbreaking and hopeful first novel, Shelley Pearsall tells a suspenseful, emotionally charged story of freedom and family. Trouble Don't Last includes a historical note and map.
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Read information about the authorI grew up in a blue-collar suburb of Cleveland called Parma where I used to write stories in a bedroom closet (aka my writer’s office). I tried to get my first novel – a 40 page handwritten story called “I am the Only One Left” - published when I was thirteen. As you can probably guess, it was rejected!
It took about twenty years before I finally had my first published book, Trouble Don’t Last (Knopf, 2002). Since then, I’ve written four more novels.
Besides writing books for intermediate and teen readers, I’ve written a lot of other things over the years – plays, ghost stories, non-fiction articles, tour brochures, and opinion columns. In college, I even had the chance to write a piece for the New York Times.
Since I often write about history, people always want to know about my own history. I’m the great-great granddaughter of a Civil War veteran from Ohio. There have also been Iowa pioneers in my past – as well as cooks, glassblowers, farmers, and shoemakers.
Today, I live in a small village in northeastern Ohio called Silver Lake with my husband Mike, stepson Ethan, and cat Marbles. I spend a lot of time writing books, visiting schools as a guest author, and leading writing workshops for kids. If you want to know more, check out my website: www.shelleypearsall.com.
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