Emma's River by Alison HartEmma's River by Alison Hart

Emma's River

byAlison Hart

Hardcover | March 1, 2010

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The year is 1852. Ten-year-old Emma Wright and her mama have boarded the Sally May for a steamboat journey that will take them up the Mississippi River, but nothing could prepare them for the danger and adventure ahead.
When concern over her beloved pony, Licorice Twist, lures Emma below to the main deck?a place that she has been forbidden to go?Emma is shocked by what she encounters. Here is a world completely different than the pampered one above with its comfortable stateroom and fine food. Here livestock and poor immigrants huddle together?underfed, unclean, and exhausted.
Soon Emma is making regular trips below, ferrying food to Patrick, an eleven-year-old stowaway who recently emigrated from Ireland. Slowly, Emma and Patrick develop a friendship that spans classes and ship levels. When the boiler explodes and the steamboat starts sinking, Emma fights her way through the black smoke to find her friends and family. But is it too late?
From the author of the award-winning Racing to Freedom trilogy, Alison Hart brings to life a nineteenth-century adventure.
Alison Hart is the author of more than sixty books for young readers. Hart was a teacher at Blue Ridge Community College and lives in Virginia.Paul Bachem has worked for many years as an award-winning freelance illustrator, producing work for most of the major book and magazine publishers. He lives in New York.
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Title:Emma's RiverFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:Peachtree PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1561455245

ISBN - 13:9781561455249

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 10

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?Hart well conveys the sights, smells, and sounds of a nineteenth-century steamboat as well as Emma?s gradual move away from willfulness and muddled thinking. There?s never a dull moment?