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Riding the Flume (Aladdin Historical Fiction)

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andlt;Bandgt;Don't tell anyone — the only safety is in secrecy.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; During the summer of 1894 the giant sequoia trees — the oldest living things on earth — are being felled for lumber in northern California. When fifteen-year-old Francie finds a note hidden in the stump of an old sequoia, she immediately recognizes her sister's handwriting. But Carrie died in an accident six years ago. Could Carrie's secret still be important? andlt;BRandgt; Francie's search for the truth turns dangerous, and she needs to get to St. Joseph fast. She's faced with the choice of either giving up, or riding the flume, a rickety track that carries lumber from the mills in the mountains to the lumberyard in St. Joseph. Should Francie risk her life for the secret her sister fought to keep?

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Patricia Curtis Pfitschandlt;/Bandgt; lives on a ridge-top farm in southwest Wisconsin with her partner, Jack, their dog, Gaea, and two annoying but lovable cats. They have three grown children, Hollis, Woody, and Jane. Ms. Pfitsch's award-winning stories and articles have appeared in various children's magazines, including andlt;Iandgt;Highlightsandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Cricket.andlt;/Iandgt; She is also the author of andlt;Iandgt;Keeper of the Lightandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Deeper Song.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;"I was fascinated when I found out that the giant sequoias in California live to be thousands of years old," writes Patricia Curtis Pfitsch. "But I was horrified when I learned that in the 1890s, thousands of sequoias were cut down, even though their wood was so brittle that more than half of the trees shattered when they fell. Why would humans waste the long lives of such beautiful and ancient creatures? In my search for the answer to that question, andlt;Iandgt;Riding the Flumeandlt;/Iandgt; was born."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689866920
Publisher:
Aladdin
Location:
New York
Author:
Pfitsch, Patricia Curtis
Author:
Nielsen, Cliff
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Conservation of natural resources
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Logging
Subject:
Giant sequoia.
Subject:
Sequoia National Park
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Sequoia National Park (Calif.)
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Aladdin Historical Fiction
Series Volume:
03/15
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 5.635 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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