Author(s): Henry Cole
A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story. When a farm girl discovers a runaway slavehiding in the barn, she is at oncestartled and frightened. But the stranger's fearful eyesweigh upon her conscience, and she must make a difficult choice.Will she have the courage to help him? Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girland the runaway as they each face a journey: one following the North Star, the other following her heart. Henry Cole's unusual and original renderingof the Underground Railroadspeaks directly to our deepest senseof compassion.
HENRY COLE was born on a dairy farm near Purcellville, Virginia, and was an adored elementary-school science teacher for 16 years. He has since illustrated over 80 popular picture books, including the multimillion-selling Moose series and other bestsellers. Mr. Cole has always loved art and science, which has made him a keen observer of details in nature. He now lives in both Florida and Virginia.