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The Land by Mildred Delois Taylor
  

The Land

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The Land by Mildred Delois Taylor

Paul-Edward is the son of a wealthy white plantation owner and a former slave mother. Though his heritage is not unusual, for it is the time of the American Civil War, his upbringig is. His father makes sure that he and his sister enjoy many of the same privileges as their white half-brothers. Paul-Henry dreams of owning land every bit as good as his father's and, after a rash act of rebellion, leaves his family and vows to succeed on his own. Life is difficult for a young black person in 1880sMississippi but Paul-Edward discovers his own strength, makes true friendships and even falls in love as he eventually fulfils his dream. Paul-Edward is the grandfather of Cassie Logan, the heroine of ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY and its sequels.

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Taylor's gift for combining history and storytelling is as evident here as in her other stories about the Logan family. ( Publishers Weekly , starred review)


About the Author

Mildred D. Taylor was born in Mississippi and grew up in Ohio. She worked in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps before enrolling at the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado, where she helped develop a Black Studies programme. She is best-known for her Newbery Medal winner, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. Mildred D. Taylor still lives in Colorado.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th November 1974

Author

Mildred Delois Taylor

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Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780141314594

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