Fiery Vision: The Life and Death of John Brown by Clinton Cox

December 1st, 2009 by

life-and-death-of-john-brownReviewed by: Rori, Age 9 from Indiana

Rating: ★★★★★

Wow, this book had such an interesting setting! The setting was in the early 1800’s. It is a time when slavery divided the Union in the North from the Confederacy in the South. This is the time the John Brown lived in.
There were also three major people that John Brown cared about in his life. The most important person was Dianthe Brown. She was his first wife. She died after giving birth to her seventh child. The second person that was important to John was Frederick Douglas. The last person was Harriet Tubman, a black woman who helped slaves escape through the underground railroad.
John Brown had three children that lived. Their names were Hannah, Sarah, and Owen. John also had a second wife named Ann Brown. In the end, John Brown was executed for his belief in ending slavery. I hope you love this book!

4 Responses

  • Kidsmomo writes:
    December 1st, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    This is a great review, Rori!

    Frederick Douglas also makes a special guest appearance in one of our Mystery Book Theaters… check it out: http://www.kidsmomo.com/2009/mystery-book-theater-7-historical-fiction/

    — Nancy from Kidsmomo 🙂

    • Rori writes:
      December 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks you for the asume comment.
      i love all of your reviews.

      – Rori

  • Rori writes:
    December 10th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    -rori
    were do we get all of your books that you read. this is a very neat website dont you think. Ever since i have known of this website i have been on here every single day.

    • Karen writes:
      December 12th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

      @Rori: Aw, that makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. Which I really need because it’s FREEZING in New York right now! I guess your comment is kind of like hot cocoa for my spirit. 🙂 Okay, sorry for getting so mushy there. In answer to your question: You should be able to find most of the books that we recommend in your local bookstore or library. If you’re having trouble finding any, try asking your school librarian or teacher. Hope that helps!

      &#151 Karen from Kidsmomo

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