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Twelve-year-old Pascal can hardly believe his ears. His older, run-away brother has returned to the plantation with an amazing story: President Lincoln has freed the slaves. Not only that, each newly-freed family can have 40 acres of land and maybe a mule, just for the asking. Now all Pascal and his brother have to do is sneak away from their angry master - and find out where the government is giving away farmland. But as they search, they still must hide from men who would force them back to slavery. Will Pascal ever know true freedom?

The granddaughter of slaves on Robert E. Lee's Virginia estate, Harriette Gillem Robinet bases this story on research and oral stories of slavery. Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule sheds new light on the little understood time of Reconstruction in the South. Narrator Andrea Johnson vividly brings to life the adventures that could have happened to one small group of African Americans.

©1998 Harriette Gillem Robinet (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

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very well read

I was very impressed with this audio. My son is ADHD and has problems comprehending reading. We decided to try audio for his required reading. He we able to fallow along with his book at home. The person read very well and I was even interested in the story. Very good.

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required reading

This book needs to be "required reading" for elementary school children through out the country.

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Not what I ordered

This book goes from chapter one to chapter six and is very confusing, I’m not sure what or why it’s like this but it ruins the book

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Great story!

Very entertaining. The narrator had lively voice. Its an audiobook that I will listen again.