Boys of Blur

Boys of Blur

by N. D. Wilson

Hardcover

$11.38 $16.99 Save 33% Current price is $11.38, Original price is $16.99. You Save 33%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Thursday, October 26 ,  Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 
    Details

Overview

Boys of Blur by N. D. Wilson

Fans of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee and Louis Sachar's Holes will enjoy this story about a boy and the ancient secrets that hide deep in the heart of the Florida everglades near a place called Muck City.

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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449816738
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 422,895
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

N. D. WILSON lives in Idaho with his wife and their five young explorers.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews