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Boys of Blur

Author: Wilson, N. D.

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Format:Library Binding
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Boys of Blur : When Charlie moves to the small town of Taper, Florida, he discovers a different world. Pinned between the everglades and the swampy banks of Lake Okeechobee, the small town produces sugar cane . . . and the fastest runners in the country. Kids chase muck rabbits in the fields while the cane is being burned and harvested. Dodging flames and blades and breathing smoke, they run down the rabbits for three dollars a skin. And when they can do that, running a football is easy.

But there are things in the swamp, roaming the cane at night, that cannot be explained, and they seem connected to sprawling mounds older than the swamps. Together with his step-second cousin "Cotton" Mack, the fastest boy on the muck, Charlie hunts secrets in the glades and on the muck flats where the cane grows secrets as old as the soft earth, secrets that haunted, tripped, and trapped the original native tribes, ensnared conquistadors, and buried runaway slaves. Secrets only the muck knows.

Category   Subject
Tweens Fiction   Social Situations

ISBN 13:9780449816745
ISBN 10:0449816745
Format:Library Binding
Size:8.50" l x 5.63" w x 0.75" h
Ages: 8 - 12
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