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- ISBN: 9781442421134
- ISBN: 1442421134
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 
- Copyright: ©2019
|General Note:||"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."|
|Summary, etc.:||A slave family is distressed when they discover their son Ben has run away.|
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|Subject:||Slavery Juvenile fiction
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Publishers Weekly Review
The Bell Rang
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Bold, painterly spreads by Ransome (Before She Was Harriet) give shape to the lives of a slave family whose days are ruled by the overseer's bell. On Monday, "The bell rings,/ and no sun in the sky./ Daddy gathers wood./ Mama cooks." Daddy; Mama; their son, Ben; and the narrator, Ben's little sister, sit close and share a meal. On Wednesday, Ben gives his sister a kiss and a handmade doll, whispering "Good-bye" before walking away with two companions. Thursday, the family realizes that Ben is really gone. "Overseer comes/ to our cabin./ Then dogs come./ Overseer hits Mama,/ then Daddy." The other boys are found, but not Ben: "We pray/ Ben made it./ Free like the birds." In an image of startling force, a flying swallow is seen darting off the last, blank page. Stories about escaping slaves often follow the journeys of those leaving; this one imagines what life was like for a family left behind. The recurring image of the bell throughout each day underscores the way slaves' lives were continually regimented and surveilled. Ransome's gracefully sculpted figures give Ben's family heroic stature; his story makes their hunger for freedom palpable. Ages 4-8. (Jan.) Â© Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.