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ISBN:0316016357
Author: Walter Mosley
ISBN13: 978-0316016353
Title: 47
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (November 1, 2006)
Pages: 272

47 by Walter Mosley



The book 47 written by Walter Mosley was a very interesting story. But overall, it was an okay book showing how much detail there was in the book. Reading this book showed me what it was like being a slave and how much slaves suffered back in the day. I learned some things throughout the book like, what roles slaves had, how they treated one another. As shown, the book wasn't th The book 47 written by Walter Mosley was a very interesting story

47 is a book that will attract young urban males and suburban ones who aspire to the image, with its unforced inferences to the contemporary enslavers of prison and intra-group violence. While quite character-driven, the novel is replete with continuing action, scientific vision and highly imagined hardware, all of which fully engage teen and preteen boys, who are frequently kinesthetic learners. Books with such depth that will also easily engage adolescent boys are rare.

For Sally McCartin . The story you are about to read concerns certain events that occurred in the early days of my life. It all happened over a hundred and seventy years ago. For many of you it might sound like a tall tale because I am no older today than I was back there in the year 1832. But this is no whopper I'm telling; it is a story about my boyhood as a slave and my fated encounter with the amazing Tall John from beyond Africa, who could read dreams, fly between galaxies, and make friends with any animal no matter how wild.

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins and Fearless Jones series of mysteries, as well as numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction. He has won the Anisfield-Wolf award, a Grammy Award, and in 2004 received a PEN USA lifetime achievement award. He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York. I am not sure what to say about 47. It is a very good book, but as I read it, I kept expecting it to be better. I am a huge Walter Mosley fan, so maybe my expectations were too high. I wanted a young adult novel dealing with slavery to knock my socks off or leave me speechless. I think Mr. Mosley did a great job describing the ing that was so prevalent in the south and an even greater job of explaining how evil that kind of thinking was. I found the characters interesting but kind of one dimensional.

WALTER MOSLEY (Author, "47"): Many black people, young and old, are afraid to read about slavery. They're afraid because they don't want to identify with the main characters because it's just too heartbreaking to do. And so I wanted to write a book that, you know, it's going to be-all the terrible things about slavery are gonna be there but in the end you know that your main character is not only gonna survive but is going to thrive. BATES: That character is a young slave boy who's referred to by number, as are all the slaves on his Georgia plantation  . BATES: It probably won't spoil it for you to know that 47's story isn't finished by the end of the book. Walter Mosley says the science-fiction element in the book gives him the freedom to follow 47 through history. Mr. MOSLEY: I would love to do a series of books about 47.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. 47. Mosley Walter.

And a prominent theme running through the remarkable book, 47 by Walter Mosley, an African-American writer best known for his Easy Rawlins series of detective novels-one of which, "Devil in a Blue Dress"-was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington. This is Mosley's first novel for young adults, but there's plenty in 47 for a grown-up to ponder

47 is the first young adult novel to be written by bestselling author Walter Mosley. Walter Mosley is one of the best known writers in America. In his first book for young adults, Mosley deftly weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom. 47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious run-away slave, Tall John. Then 47 finds himself swept up in a struggle for his own liberation. Author: Walter Mosley. Subject: African Americans.

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New York Times Bestseller"Engaging." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
Reviews: 7
Zamo
An interesting spin on a "teen hero saves the world" novel. Flashbacks, personable narrative style, and a realistic depiction of the social blight of slavery draw the reader into the story of Slave #47. I am a avid reader, often reading 150+ books a year. I also teach literature as my career. I've seen hundreds of 'coming of age' stories and hundreds more about a subjected teen coming into secret powers. However, even my jaded reader's heart was pulling for 47 and Tall John, his alien mentor. Yup, you read that right - aliens . . . I did say it was an interesting spin.

The book is a smooth read and offers interest to young readers while bringing to life some of the hardships of the slavery era. A warning is needed for those who are faint of heart. There is language many would call offensive, but those words are used in historical context and with a message of individual empowerment. I would love to find a way to incorporate this novel into a literature class or as an item on an American History supplemental reading list.
Aver
This may be a challenging book for tweens and teens to read but it is a powerful book that would do well in a junior high or even high school classroom. Part historical novel and part spiritual treatise, this novel also has some science fiction aspects to it as well. The overlap of these three types of literature is what may be challenging to the reader so some guidance would be helpful.

The novel focuses on one plantation in the southern USA in 1832; think of the extremes of slavery in one one place. Here we meet slaves who have been stripped of everything, even names, and reduced to mere numbers yet among themselves they are maintaining a sense of humanity. Enter in an alien who is searching for a future hero among the enslaved population, a alien whose powers are part technology and part spiritual. Sound confusing? You have to read carefully and slowly, give yourself over to the life of 47 so you can understand the much greater stakes at risk for him, his loved ones, and the entire universe.
Voodoolkree
I am not sure what to say about 47. It is a very good book, but as I read it, I kept expecting it to be better. I am a huge Walter Mosley fan, so maybe my expectations were too high. I wanted a young adult novel dealing with slavery to knock my socks off or leave me speechless. I think Mr. Mosley did a great job describing the propaganda/brainwashing that was so prevalent in the south and an even greater job of explaining how evil that kind of thinking was. I found the characters interesting but kind of one dimensional. The science fiction aspect was an original twist that may attract readers who normally avoid historical fiction. I will read the sequel, if there is one, to see if the second book is more powerful.
Cargahibe
This was a fairly good book, very different from the books that I have read from the author. It gave some insight into slavery and the sci-fi added a nice little touch. The end definitely leaves you wanting a follow up book. I would have given it five stars had it not sped up at the end and felt rushed. Yes I would recommend this book it is a really good read.
allegro
I have read many of Mosely' s other novels, most notably the Easy Rawlins series. I was drawn to "47" as a different expression of Mosely' s unique literary talent. I was not disappointed. "47" is a slave narrative that pulls no punches on this descriptive tale of historical bondage . The brutality and inhumanity only strengthens the intensity of the triumph of the human spirit. Mosely has revisited a time seen so often in black and white. He has added Technicolor .
Celak
Another side to Walter Mosley. Fiction; but filled with truth and lessons. Was it coincidence that I read this book in February. Maybe not!
Brariel
I absolutely enjoyed this book, wish there was another book.
Another in a long list of poignant enjoyable reads....