The Flood: The Dangerous Exploits of Three Girls, a Cat and a Boat

The Flood: The Dangerous Exploits of Three Girls, a Cat and a Boat

by Wendy Bartlett

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Overview

When eleven-year-old Elizabeth is left to babysit her four-year-old sister one rainy night, neither of them expect the adventure that unfolds. Their parents don’t return home, and by morning there is a flood that fills the first floor of their house. Elizabeth must take initiative and make an agonizing decision: whether to stay put where her parents might find them, or to be brave and leave home to go in search of their parents. Dangers loom in either scenario. Then Elizabeth and her sister Amanda rescue a neighbor, seven-year-old Maya, and her cat. In this adventure for girls, the three lost children and the cat together set out in a little red boat, looking for their mothers and fathers. As they struggle to survive the flood waters, find food, and make their way among the ruins left behind by the rising tides, the quest forces Elizabeth to rise to new levels of courage, bravery, and resourcefulness she didn’t know she had. But will they find their families before it’s too late?



Even though this book is classified for ages 9-12, younger children might be able to read this as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944907006
Publisher: Kensington Hill Books
Publication date: 06/22/2018
Series: Elizabeth Books , #4
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Wendy started singing and writing folk songs in her teens. She has always written poetry and has had some poems published in the San Francisco Writers Conference Anthology and the Redwood Writers Anthology. She has been a teacher of young children for many years, has written, illustrated and published a few children's books, and also writes YA and adult novels.

Table of Contents

Babysitting 1

Darkness Everywhere 5

The Flood 13

Our Boat 17

Rain 19

Decisions 23

Amazed 27

Rowing into the House 33

Leaving 39

The Rescue 47

Three Girls and a Cat 51

Somewhere to Sleep 55

Swim, Amanda, Swim! 59

The Food 65

My Dream 71

A Hungry Cat 75

The Next Morning 79

Goodbye Nice House 83

The Helicopter 87

Getting Bigger! 91

Goldie 95

viii The Flood

The Mother Dog 101

The Boat is Gone 107

The Cow 117

The Sail 123

The Discovery 133

The Ambulance 143

The Ride to the City 149

Daddy 159

Daddies 167

Mrs. Hendricks 173

The Puppies 177

Normal Again 181

Acknowledgements 185

About the Author 187

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