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Author Murphy, Jim, 1947-

Title Desperate journey / Jim Murphy.

Imprint New York : Scholastic, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Juvenile, JRHI Paperback    PB JRHI MURPHY,J    Available
Description 278 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published: New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
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 in time to avoid losing all they have.
Contents Erie Canal, 1848 -- 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 -- No one was that good -- Long night -- Billy Black, where are you? -- Smothered by the wet and the dark -- Grim picture -- Thirsting for blood -- Big world out there -- About the Erie Canal -- Glossary.
Subject Canal-boats -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Erie Canal (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Canal-boats -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Erie Canal (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
ISBN 0545019710 (pbk.)
9780545019712 (pbk.)

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