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Desperate journey

Desperate Journey

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Murphy,Jim

Source:

Scholastic Press, Volume 1st, New York, p.278 (2006)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr PS3563 .U7375 D47 2006

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8558845

Keywords:

Erie Canal (N.Y.)--Fiction, Erie Canal (N.Y.)--Juvenile fiction, Families--Juvenile fiction, Family life--Fiction, Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2007, River boats--Fiction, River boats--Juvenile fiction, Young adult fiction

Abstract:

Contents: Like a mule -- Thinking and dreaming -- Something terribly wrong -- Long day -- Hang your warrant -- Overwhelming emptiness -- In the dark -- Done in and about to drop -- Stormy night -- Dark presence -- Just an ol? sinner -- Now incline me to repent -- Resurrection -- Awful mess -- Working a miracle -- Curse and a blessing -- Long night -- Billy black, where are you? -- Smothered by the wet and dark -- Grim picture -- Thirsting for blood -- Big world out there -- Glossary -- Historical note.; Summary: In the mid-1800s, with both her father and her uncle in jail on an assault charge, Maggie, her brother, and her ailing mother rush their barge along the Erie Canal to deliver their heavy cargo or lose everything.

Notes:

Lexile measure 860; Ages 9-12; Book level 5.5; Adventure; Historical fiction