Dave and Neta Jackson. Living as a slave on a Maryland plantation in 1853, twelve-year old Rosebud had been helping her mother with the cooking in the Big House as long as she could remember. Her only hope is that the words of her father will come true: “Just listen for the whippoorwill.” This sound will be her signal to follow in a desperate attempt to escape her cruel slavery. Ages 8-12. 144 pages; paper. Castle Rock Creative.