Synopses & Reviews
""Escape to the Everglades exposes the relationship between the coexistence of the Indian and white cultures in Florida during the late 1830s. Students will enrich their study of Florida's history by reading a touching novel which brings the Second Seminole War to life through the eyes of a proud teenage boy who values traditions."" --Bonnie S. Kelley, Supervisor, Library Media/Technology, Pinellas County Schools
Running Boy of the Snake Clan of the Seminoles has turned fourteen and has received his adult name, Will Cypress, at the annual Green Corn Dance. In the eyes of his tribe Will is now a man, and he is eager to prove his courage as a warrior against the U.S. Army in the Second Seminole War.
Will sets out to join Osceolas band of warriors who are fighting to remain in Florida. He never loses his will to overcome, even when the whites break their truce and capture the Seminoles and imprison them in St. Augustine. Will faces the daunting challenge of honoring his mixed heritage while desperately struggling to hold on to his dream.
Edwina Raffa graduated from Florida State University and Florida Atlantic University before becoming a classroom teacher and counselor. After graduating from Ohio University and Georgia State University, Annelle Rigsby taught in elementary and middle schools and became a curriculum specialist. Ms. Raffa and Ms. Rigsby are also the authors of the childrens novel Kidnapped in Key West.
About the Author
Fort Myers Beach, FL (Raffa); Sanibel, FL (Rigsby)