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Friend on Freedom River Review by Tina RiceGloria Whelan
IllustratorGijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Sleeping Bear Press
310 North Main Street, Suite 300
Chelsea, MI 48118
I really like this book! It is a powerful story, beautifully written and illustrated. If you are studying the mid-1800s, you need to get Friend on Freedom River. We will be studying American history next year, and this is definitely a book we will read and study time after time. This story captures the spirit of the quest for freedom and the love a mother has for her children.
My 6-year-old son enjoyed Friend on Freedom River. My youngest daughter is reading on a fourth-grade level, and she had no difficulty reading the book. My 14- and 16-year-old daughters enjoyed the story and illustrations.