Kidnapped

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  • Title: Kidnapped
  • Author: Olaudah Equiano
  • ISBN: 9780241251904
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cut iron with iron, What makes iron valuable, Big kuku tree and big silk cotton tree, Fari and Kaunju Told and retold since the fourteenth century, this West African epic chronicles the story of the mighty warrior who saves his people and founds an empire This is one of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin C Cut iron with iron, What makes iron valuable, Big kuku tree and big silk cotton tree, Fari and Kaunju Told and retold since the fourteenth century, this West African epic chronicles the story of the mighty warrior who saves his people and founds an empire This is one of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

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    1. Little Black Classics, bite-size stories which are adorably tiny and beautiful and look wonderful on my shelf and are only £2 eachOh dear.(R.I.P. My paycheck.)

    2. This book was sooooo sad! It was written by the man who the biography is about. It is a factual life story of Oloudah, an african prince who was kidnapped by slave traders. It is about the agony and distress, and the success he went through as he grew up, and how he finally got what he wanted most: his freedom. I liked this book a lot, actually, a lot more than I thought I would.

    3. Our homeschooling has helped me discover quite a few books that make me wish I had been directed more in my reading when I was growing up. I think the general feeling at school through junior high was that as long as we were reading, it was good. But more and more I definitely feel like I wasted a lot of good reading years."The Kidnapped Prince" is one of those books. It is a lower reading level, so while the story of Olaudah Equiano's life as a slave is there, it isn't terribly gory or disturbi [...]

    4. This biography of a man taken into slavery to finally win his freedom is touching.There are no epic or dramatc set pieces just an honest story of his time in slavery. I enjoyed this immensly, never as a book moved me to such inner thoughts as this. Required reading that will leave you with one thought why are we so brutal to each other, Why

    5. Although this book is adapted by another person I thought it was well written by Ann Cameron and well worth my time to read. My favorite part of this book is when Olaudah Equiano meets his sister again after being sold, but it was a short meeting because after Olaudah and his sister sleep together she is sadly sold again and he never saw his sister again. Because this book was based on a true story and told in first person, I was very happy to feel like these characters were very real. My favori [...]

    6. As I'm homeschooling my girls, I sometimes come across a book or lesson that makes me think that my own education has been lacking. That happened again as I read this book. The Kidnapped Prince is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, an African slave in the late 18th Century who won his freedom, got an education and published his story. (Take that, all you bozos who said that Africans were inferior to whites!) Why wasn't this book required reading back when I was in school? Well, one reason is [...]

    7. Equiano admits that in his village of origin his father had slaves, and even the slaves had slaves. Women were property. Some kind of karmic circle? for him to become a slave himself. Like Ashley Wilkes declared in Gone With the Wind, "Oh, but we didn't treat them that way . . ." to justify why his variety of landowner/slaveholder wasn't that bad. He uses the term embrenche to describe his father’s occupation: a combined senator, prince, judge—all in one. I did not appreciate that it appears [...]

    8. Originally written in 1789 as an autobiography and then adapted for children by Ann Cameron, this book describes the true story of Olaudah Equiano. Equiano was captured in Africa and taken into slavery. He lived as a slave in England, the United States, and the West Indies before he was able to purchase his own freedom. This is a great book for students to explore the origins of the slaves that came to America. Students will gain insight into how and why slaves were captured in Africa and what t [...]

    9. I thought that this book was so touching and so thoughtful, and it definitely made me realize how thankful I was to live in a country where most of us are so well off. Olaudah Equiano was captured from a village that was hard-working, honest, and fair to one another, and was sent off to different parts of the world to work for people that aren't really honest, hard-working, and fair. The story shows all of his struggles, and even in the worst times, he still found a way to make it better. He is [...]

    10. Stolen from his family, sold as a slave and traded within Africa, eventually endured (but wanted to die on) a tightly-packed slave ship, Olaudah Equiano worked hard, suffered betrayal, rebounded, gained an education, practiced business, and eventually bought his freedom. This version of his autobiography is suitable for upper elementary children. Though this edition doesn't say it, Olaudah eventually worked alongside William Wilberforce in the British abolition movement.Should I tackle Olaudah's [...]

    11. Very enlightening as to the brutality and injustice of enslaving others and the hypocrisy of even "good" masters without dwelling on it or being too graphic. Yet through it all, Equiano tries to stay calm in order to do what will help him stay safe and attain his freedom. I admire his level-headedness, honesty, enterprise, faith in God and ingenuity. This adaptation maintains Equiano's voice from his original autobiography, which I've read a bit of, yet makes his story more approachable for youn [...]

    12. really like olaudah's story would love to read his autobiography but probably would not have the patients. this outline is what i hope a perfect wrap up of olaudahs whole story. it was quick to read and you can tell olaudah wrote of his true experiences not trying to make them seem worse than they were. cant believe how he originally got kidnapped and how he spent so much time as a slave in his own country.

    13. This is based on Equiano's own 1789 autobiography which in and of itself must be interesting, but this adaptation is simply dull and boring. It kind of reads like Voltaire's Candide, with Equiano, as a slave in the latter half of the 18th century, going on countless adventures around the world while suffering unbelievably difficult hardships and injustices. It should be engrossing and poignant, but the recounting falls flat. Makes me want to read the original work by Equiano himself, however.

    14. This is a great example of stories - even autobiographies - serving a purpose beyond just entertaining the reader. Equiano's book gives a moving account of his life from being kidnapped to gaining freedom and along the way describes the many atrocities attached to the slave trade. The abolitionist cause was clearly greatly served by this little book.

    15. I learned a lot from this first person account. Some have questioned its accuracy, but I learned a lot from his point of view and am glad he made the effort to share his story and work towards the end of the slave trade in his era.

    16. This book is adapted from the original writing. But it was very easy to follow. At times, it was hard to read and believe it was real. I have no doubt it was, it was just so unimaginable.

    17. Incredibly dramatic and moving story. This is a children's adaptation. Looking forward to reading the original.

    18. Ann Cameron did a marvellous job adapting Olaudah Equiano's book. I very much look forward to reading his own book.

    19. This one is really good, but it is hard to read. I can't believe the things that happened to this kid, and all slaves. It really shines a light on how horrid we can be.

    20. This book is an autobiography of the evils of slavery. It was a little confusing at times and disjointed, but an eye opener as to how Africans were taken from their villages and made into slaves.

    21. This was a good book to read to my sons as an introduction to the slave trade from an actual former slave's account written in the 1700s. Olaudah was eventually renamed "Gustavus" which he is often referred to by his masters throughout the book. He begins his story in Africa. The life he had there with his family was different than what stories of tribal Africans, as they were a bit more civilized as sorts. It was odd to hear how his family also owned slaves (more like they were criminals who wo [...]

    22. Interesting, and melancholy tale of a young African torn from his village and sold into slavery. What makes this story so rich is the determination this young man has to continue to work hard, hope to one day earn his freedom, and to trust in the Lord's plan for his life against the odds. Similar to the story, "Amos Fortune: free man". Both are great reads that remind us how precious life and freedom are.

    23. this is an easy to read abridged version of Olaudah Equiano autobiography. spread over the middle third of the 18th century this covers form the privileged life in his native Benin to enslavement to transfer to the west Indies and adventures in England and north Americais includes fighting in the French and Indian war in Canada, various masters, furtive commerce and eventually freedom at 21.

    24. The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano was written by Olaudah Equiano and adapted by Ann Cameron. Henry Louis Gates, Jr wrote the introduction. This autobiography is intended to be read by the intermediate and advanced age groups. There were no awards issued to the author. I rated this book as a five. The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano is about an African boy, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Olaudah Equiano was in slavery from the ages 11 years to 21 years old [...]

    25. I really enjoyed this story. I liked reading about Olaudah's experiences, and about the things that happened in his life, from the point when he was kidnapped at age eleven, until the point when he was set free, eleven years later. It was filled with hardship, betrayal, courage, and much more. I'm very glad that I read it; it taught me a lot.

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