Inspired by the true story of a young runaway slave in the early 1800s, James leaves his master's farm and his beloved dog to make a run to freedom in the dark of night, but when he is captured along the way, James is grateful when his loyal dog comes out of the shadows to rescue him.
A runaway slave makes a daring escape to freedom with the help of his faithful hunting dog, Zeus. Based on the true story of James Smith's journey from Virginia to Ohio in the mid-1800s.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Historical / United States / 19th Century, General, People + Places / United States / African-American, Animals / Dogs