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The Bronze Bottle by Linda Shields Allison

The Bronze Bottle

by Linda Shields Allison

244 pages
A young half cast slave girl does not fit in at her plantation. She learns to read at night school, and escapes to the north with her friend, Bucky. With the help of a mysterious bronze bottle, Esther returns to her plantation, as a conductor on the underground railroad, to save her family from danger.

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About the Book
In 1853, a mysterious Bottle changes colors, from Emerald to bronze, as it passes into the hands of Esther King. The young half caste slave girl, who works on the King plantation in Maryland, just doesn’t fit in.

Teased by the other slaves in the quarters, rejected by her white father, and tormented by an odious overseer, Esther comes to distrust both white and black people. A kindly man named Old Jed secretly teaches Esther and her friend, Bucky, to read at night school. The old trapper also shows the young friends how to survive in the wilderness so they might one day escape to the north.

With the help of a curious Bronze Bottle, Esther returns to the south as a conductor on the underground railroad to rescue her family. In the process, she learned valuable lessons of love and forgiveness.


The Bronze Bottle is a beautiful read. A mysterious Bronze Bottle helps Esther, an escaped slave girl, guide her family away from their plantation to the North on the Underground Railroad. Historical fiction at its best. July, 2020
- D.D. San Diego CA


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About the Author
Linda Shields Allison Linda Shields Allison received a BA from the University of California at San Bernardino and a Masters degree in elementary education from Azuza Pacific University. She is currently retired from teaching elementary education, and lives with her husband in San Diego.



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