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Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin ➥ [Ebook] ➠ Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin By Carl Waters ➯ – Thomashillier.co.uk This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN BKZWYAwill come true if she doesn t do something about it Unwilling to let her son be taken from her, Eliza chooses the danger of escape over the devastatio This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN BKZWYAwill come true if she doesn t do something about it Unwilling to let her son be taken from Burning Uncle MOBI :↠ her, Eliza chooses the danger of escape over the devastation of separation When George hears that his wife and son have run away from their master, he must immediately escape from his if he has any hope of finding them before the slave hunters do But the road to Canada is treacherous and long, and very few make it to the end Will the runaway slave, George, be able to use the Underground Railroad to get his family there safely Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin reimagines the world of Harriet Beecher Stowe s original novel, dropping the stereotypes and infusing the characters with strength and dignity that will inspire modern readers.


10 thoughts on “Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin

  1. Sarah Weathersby Sarah Weathersby says:

    Reimagining Uncle TomI was asked by the author s assistant to review an Advanced Reader Copy of Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin, to be released June 15 The author describes this reimagining as a jumping off point from the Harriet Beecher Stowe novel, Uncle Tom s Cabin and seeks to change the image of Uncle Tom from sellout to a man who assisted runaways.I ll first get my nitpicking out of the way The title of this book is deceiving the actual burning takes place as an afterthought from my persp Reimagining Uncle TomI was asked by the author s assistant to review an Advanced Reader Copy of Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin, to be released June 15 The author describes this reimagining as a jumping off point from the Harriet Beecher Stowe novel, Uncle Tom s Cabin and seeks to change the image of Uncle Tom from sellout to a man who assisted runaways.I ll first get my nitpicking out of the way The title of this book is deceiving the actual burning takes place as an afterthought from my perspective And then there is the overuse of murmured The word, by definition means mumble, and is used thirty times Kindle search in sentences where said would have been appropriate.That out of the way, I liked the story of George Harris a character drawn from the Stowe novel , his wife Eliza, their son Harry and their journey seeking freedom I was at first puzzled at George s philosophizing and anger at being treated as less than a man in a way that seemedlogical if he had been born a free man, as Solomon Northup was in Twelve Years a Slave And I wondered if Northup s memoir also influenced this novel But I then decided this was the author s intention that George not be a passive slave but rather one who challenged whatever situation he might find himself in.There were enough twists and turns in their journey, with many cliff hangers to keep me turning pages There was the conflict of being chased by slave catchers even in Free States where the Fugitive Slave Act made it legal for a slave owner to recapture his escaped slaves and return them to the South And there was also some conflict between George who did not believe in God, and Eliza who recited Scripture to help her through the worst of times Eliza gradually softened George s heart and his anger.I would hope that the author s annotations of George Harris Uncle Tom s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe will serve as a prequel and give greater incite into the changes of the character, George, in Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin


  2. Ashley Teagle Ashley Teagle says:

    As a 10th grader, I had to read Uncle Tom s Cabin and I was not a fan because I felt the black characters were very stereotypical Carl Waters has taken the stereotypical characters and turned them on their heads in his novel Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin The book is well written, and aside from a couple of sentences that didn t flow smoothly, I think it is an outstanding first effort.Readers who enjoy historical fiction, books that offer a re telling of a popular story, or readers of African A As a 10th grader, I had to read Uncle Tom s Cabin and I was not a fan because I felt the black characters were very stereotypical Carl Waters has taken the stereotypical characters and turned them on their heads in his novel Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin The book is well written, and aside from a couple of sentences that didn t flow smoothly, I think it is an outstanding first effort.Readers who enjoy historical fiction, books that offer a re telling of a popular story, or readers of African American fiction will enjoy this book I look forward to readingfrom this author


  3. Hilary Hilary says:

    3.5 starsIt s important to realize that this isn t a reworking of Harriet Beecher Stowe s classic novel, butlike an exploratory offshoot, changing the focus to George Harris, his wife Eliza and son Harry.It lacks the depth of Beecher Stowe s prose but is a bitreadable, especially for today s audience, which also makes itaccessible to young adults George also comes across as aeducated man, withpride and acting less downtrodden This may be because, unlike Tom and El 3.5 starsIt s important to realize that this isn t a reworking of Harriet Beecher Stowe s classic novel, butlike an exploratory offshoot, changing the focus to George Harris, his wife Eliza and son Harry.It lacks the depth of Beecher Stowe s prose but is a bitreadable, especially for today s audience, which also makes itaccessible to young adults George also comes across as aeducated man, withpride and acting less downtrodden This may be because, unlike Tom and Eliza who were treated as part of the family, George was owned by a cruel man who viewed him as equivalent to a draft mule.When George s owner tries to force him into leaving his beloved wife and sleeping with another slave to breedslave children, George rebels and runs away Eliza follows, for her own reasons, and we follow their desperate escape attempts as each tries to make it safely to Canada Beecher Stowe didn t give too much detail about these journeys, or the Underground Railroad, so Waters story gives some insight into the problems and wonderful people who were involved.Disclaimer I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  4. Deborah Sastroredjo Deborah Sastroredjo says:

    As stories go, this one was not half bad but considering the fact that Uncle Tom s Cabin was one of my favorite stories from an early age on, I could not quite fall in love with the story First, it already told me what I knew so there were no surprises.Second, I thought there was going to be a littleto the story, considering it was going to be from George s point of view There wasn t a lot of that.I actually thought he was a lotsmart and cunning in the original story But if you w As stories go, this one was not half bad but considering the fact that Uncle Tom s Cabin was one of my favorite stories from an early age on, I could not quite fall in love with the story First, it already told me what I knew so there were no surprises.Second, I thought there was going to be a littleto the story, considering it was going to be from George s point of view There wasn t a lot of that.I actually thought he was a lotsmart and cunning in the original story But if you want the original novel split up in easier to process chunks, you could with this approach There is one little thing I want to say though Mr Waters said in his author s note that he thought Tom weak.Tom was NOT weak It takes a very strong and committed person to sacrifice himself for the safety of others To endure what he endured and never lose his humanity and christianity


  5. Jennifer (JC-S) Jennifer (JC-S) says:

    You ll watch, boy, and you ll learn your lesson In Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin , George Harris is a young slave who has been loaned out by his owner Mr Harris to work for another man, Mr Wilson George s wife, Eliza and their young son Harry are owned by the Shelbys, and George hopes that one day he can escape to Canada and earn enough money to buy his family s freedom So that they might be a family again one day, in a place where they were free to live without worrying about whether someone m You ll watch, boy, and you ll learn your lesson In Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin , George Harris is a young slave who has been loaned out by his owner Mr Harris to work for another man, Mr Wilson George s wife, Eliza and their young son Harry are owned by the Shelbys, and George hopes that one day he can escape to Canada and earn enough money to buy his family s freedom So that they might be a family again one day, in a place where they were free to live without worrying about whether someone might send them away for no reason But when Mr Harris decides that George can no longer work for Mr Wilson, George has to rethink his planning And when the Shelbys, who ve fallen into financial troubles, offer up Harry and Uncle Tom to the slave trader Haley, Eliza takes Harry and flees north Once George finds out, he runs after them, hoping to find them before the slave hunters do Uncle Tom may seem to have accepted his fate, but Eliza and George have not.The novel moves quickly, and it s difficult not to get caught up in the tension as George and Eliza seek safety There are a few places were the language to my ear is too modern for the period I really can t imagine Eliza saying to George I have faith that your smarts will get us safely to Canada but mostly the story reads well There are some heartbreaking scenes as well, including the treatment of George s puppy Carlo, which serve to underline how effectively cruelty and power dehumanise.In his introduction to this book, Carl Waters explains how Harriet Beecher Stowe s Uncle Tom s Cabin provided the starting point for what will be a four book series told from the point of view of the slaves It s an interesting and thoughtful introduction, and while I d have to read all four books to see how well Mr Waters achieves his objective, Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin is a great start I recommend it What sort of country was this, that would award that sort of power to one man and not another Note I was offered and accepted a copy of this book for review purposes.Jennifer Cameron Smith


  6. Jenny Boyce Jenny Boyce says:

    As someone who loved the original Uncle Tom s Cabin I was very excited to see this book available to review on NetGalley I admit that my expectations might have been set a little high for this book, but I found myself rather disapointed in comparison with Uncle Tom s Cabin.As a standalone book, or as arealistic retelling of Uncle Tom s Cabin, Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin is a really interesting read This story focuses on George, his wife Eliza, and their son, Henry, as they attempt to flee As someone who loved the original Uncle Tom s Cabin I was very excited to see this book available to review on NetGalley I admit that my expectations might have been set a little high for this book, but I found myself rather disapointed in comparison with Uncle Tom s Cabin.As a standalone book, or as arealistic retelling of Uncle Tom s Cabin, Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin is a really interesting read This story focuses on George, his wife Eliza, and their son, Henry, as they attempt to flee slavery and escape to Canada Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin focuseson the escape and what life entailed for a runaway slave during this time period, which was an interesting perspective that was mostly missing in Uncle Tom s Cabin.Comparing the story to the original Uncle Tom s Cabin which I must do as this story is a retelling, there were a few areas in which this book seemed to be lacking in The prose in Burning Uncle Tom s Cabin was not as eloquent as that of the original Granted, as another reviewer pointed out, the simpler prose does make the storyeasily readable and will appeal to a modern and younger audience The other area in which this book was lacking was in character development I found that the characters were somewhat undeveloped throughout the story and that I had a hard time caring about or relating to any of the characters throughout the story As a standalone story about slavery and the underground railroad, this is an enjoyable read and one that I would recommend As a retelling of the original Uncle Tom s Cabin this book falls a little short, I would recommend sticking with the original I received this book for review purposes via NetGalley


  7. Devin Ripley Devin Ripley says:

    This book reaches out and grabs you without letting going even after you have finished Reading about other people s struggles, as big as slavery, which violate basic humanity makes most people s issues seem almost silly This book has the ability to give someone a will not only to fight for what s right but to keep living everyday with only the faith in your heart that God has plans for you Christianity plays an important role in this book both within the slaves and the masters The absolute b This book reaches out and grabs you without letting going even after you have finished Reading about other people s struggles, as big as slavery, which violate basic humanity makes most people s issues seem almost silly This book has the ability to give someone a will not only to fight for what s right but to keep living everyday with only the faith in your heart that God has plans for you Christianity plays an important role in this book both within the slaves and the masters The absolute blind faith demonstrated from the helpless slaves is awe inspiring I felt emotional during some passages, mostly out of pity and pure sympathy You can t help feeling so terribly sad for the suffering referenced here when you know it is nothing but the truth I caught myself wishing I could help and wondering what choices I would have made had I lived during this time period My favorite part was when Eliza uses the strength only a desperate mother could possess to escape to freedom in order to save her son, who can t relate to that Everybody has something they are willing to risk their life on and oh how admirable she is This book remains a classic through and through even with the metamorphosis it experienced its still a book that will retain its meaning and worth for generations to come.I am anticipating, somewhat patiently, the next installment, I can t wait to see what the author has to offer me on this journey through slavery


  8. OOSA OOSA says:

    Sweet FreedomGeorge Harris is a young slave with a wife and son on another plantation Although he is a good worker, his owner despises him and does everything in his power to break George down George knows that he must escape and go to Canada or his master will continue to exploit him His wife Eliza, on the other hand, is very fond of her master He treats her well and she is able to enjoy a fairly decent life Everything changes when Eliza learns that her owner plans to sell her son She kno Sweet FreedomGeorge Harris is a young slave with a wife and son on another plantation Although he is a good worker, his owner despises him and does everything in his power to break George down George knows that he must escape and go to Canada or his master will continue to exploit him His wife Eliza, on the other hand, is very fond of her master He treats her well and she is able to enjoy a fairly decent life Everything changes when Eliza learns that her owner plans to sell her son She knows her husband s dream of Canada is the only way she can keep her son from being sold off, so she escapes and begins the perilous journey to freedom When George finds out, he too escapes and sets off to reunite with his family before the slave catchers capture them Carl Water s story is a retelling of the classic Harriet Beecher Stowe novel Uncle Tom s Cabin It is fast paced with just enough suspense to keep the reader engaged The characters are a bit preachy at times but this does not hurt the plot What keeps this novel from being a five star read is the use of dialogue Although George and Eliza are slaves, their choice of words is very educated Yet at times, the writer switches back to uneducated diction when they speak This lack of consistency in language proved to be challenging at times.Reviewed by Flashette


  9. Jane Brewer Jane Brewer says:

    I really enjoyed it I do read a lot of YA fiction as I am a high school English Journalism teacher At any rate, I read that this is supposed to be a 4 part series I would love to read the next copies of this series Here are my comments Pros Quick, easy read Subject matter appealingSweet companion piece to UTC especially for those who are at a lower Lexile levelSome real and scary stuff drowning of dog whipping of GeorgeCons Abrupt ending although, knowing it s a series I do underst I really enjoyed it I do read a lot of YA fiction as I am a high school English Journalism teacher At any rate, I read that this is supposed to be a 4 part series I would love to read the next copies of this series Here are my comments Pros Quick, easy read Subject matter appealingSweet companion piece to UTC especially for those who are at a lower Lexile levelSome real and scary stuff drowning of dog whipping of GeorgeCons Abrupt ending although, knowing it s a series I do understand however, I think the title is somewhat misleading I would ve begun the next novel with the burning of the cabin and picked up there with UT s story.George I am wondering where he gets his gumption from I mean, back then, slaves wouldn t have felt entitled to their freedom, would ve they I liked his backbone but am wondering about the authenticity of his character Will share with my students


  10. Ramona Ramona says:

    For those who may see the title and think this book is going to be in direct relation to Uncle Tom s Cabin , you are setting yourself up for disappointment This story is rich with it s own unique flavor narrating the story of George and his often underestimated wife, Eliza Tom is an additive that only enriches this novel that much .George s willful spirit and character forced me to root for his acquisition of freedom both for himself and his family Eliza reminded me of what a mother s For those who may see the title and think this book is going to be in direct relation to Uncle Tom s Cabin , you are setting yourself up for disappointment This story is rich with it s own unique flavor narrating the story of George and his often underestimated wife, Eliza Tom is an additive that only enriches this novel that much .George s willful spirit and character forced me to root for his acquisition of freedom both for himself and his family Eliza reminded me of what a mother s unconditional love and dedication would do if faced with the unthinkable.It read as if I were literally breathing the stenches they inhaled and heard the footsteps they cautioned for I literally rallied and prayed for their journey to Canada andwellI won t provide spoilers You will definitely have to read it for yourself I cannot wait for the second installment


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