Belle and the Beau Book Summary and Study Guide

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Belle is a sixteen-year-old slave in Kentucky who escapes to freedom in Michigan on the Underground Railroad. She is seperated from her father and is on her own when she is found by a brother and sister, Daniel and Josephine Best. The Best family is a free black family that helps slaves escape. Belle falls in love with Daniel, who is handsome and smart, but he is engaged to marry another girl, who he may not even love.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Civil war romance Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man-two women Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by authorities/family Matchbreaker    -   Yes Matchbreaker is    -   jealous suitor/lover

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age/status:    -   a teen

Main Female Character

   -   a teen Profession/status:    -   slave Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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