Synopses & Reviews
This classic novel by the Newbery Honor-winning author follows nine-year-old Andy and his family as they brave natural and man-made dangers during a perilous thousand-mile raft trip down the Tennessee River.
"Mr. Steele writes so vividly that you feel that you have been right there on the flatboat during the whole trip and have come to know these pioneers as real people."--The New York Times Book Review
Nine-year-old Andy and his family brave natural and man-made dangers during a perilous thousand-mile raft trip down the Tennessee River.
About the Author
WILLIAM O. STEELE (1917-1979) published thirty-nine books over his long career, many of them award winners. A native of Franklin, Tennessee, he set many of his historical adventures in the hills and valleys where he grew up.