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Monica S. Baker

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Age level: Middle Grade: Ages 8-12


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A thriller for young readers. Join Mitchell Burke, a 13-year-old boy from Maryland who stumbles into a dream portal that transports him to the 1820s, where he faces Patty Cannon, the legendary and ruthless slave kidnapper. Mitch tries to lead a normal life, but his nights are interrupted by dangerous adventures in his dreams and mysterious connections between Patty Cannon and his family. Learn how Mitch builds a stronger bond with this father, a reservist on active duty in the Middle East; resolves conflict; and experiences the truth about slaves crossing to freedom in Pennsylvania before the Civil War. Middle grades–ages 10-13.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764335389 | Binding: hard cover


Monica S. Baker writes from her home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.