A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.
When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in the barn, she is at once startled and frightened.
But the stranger's fearful eyes weigh upon her conscience,
and she must make a difficult choice.
Will she have the courage to help him?
Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl and the runaway as they each face a journey:
one following the North Star,
the other following her heart.
Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering of the Underground Railroad speaks directly to our deepest sense of compassion.
Age Range: 4 - 8