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Swift Rivers
     

Swift Rivers

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by Cornelia Meigs
 

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-- Newbery Honor 1933

Eighteen-year-old Chris weathers a Minnesota winter in a small cabin with his grandfather, helping harvest the trees on his land and float the logs down the Mississippi to the mills in St. Louis.

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-- Newbery Honor 1933

Eighteen-year-old Chris weathers a Minnesota winter in a small cabin with his grandfather, helping harvest the trees on his land and float the logs down the Mississippi to the mills in St. Louis.

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ISBN-13:
9780606067928
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Series:
Newbery Honor Roll Ser.

Meet the Author

Cornelia Meigs was a prolific children's book author who began her career in 1915 and continued to write into the 1970s. She won the Newbery Medal in 1934 for Invincible Louisa, her biography of Louisa May Alcott. She lived in Havre de Grace, Maryland, at the time of her death in 1973.

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Swift Rivers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Meigs's portrayal of the birth of logging in America is very well-written and enjoyable. Her main character is a young man of such tenacity and courage that each reader will wish to follow in his steps. The adventures are fresh and captivating, and the characters are well-rounded and realistic. True to Meigs's style, she presents some of the deeper experiences of life in ways that children can process, and her conclusions are ones that adults can benefit from, too. I surely did! Swift Rivers is a book that I would recommend for readers of all ages. It truly is a timeless classic of the American indomitable spirit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago