Betsy walked slowly toward the edge of the bluff. A tall woman in a patched skirt stood there. An old shawl covered her head and shoulders. She carried a brown blanket tied into a bundle in her dark-skinned left hand.
Betsy gasped as the river came into view. Hundreds of trees and branches bobbed in the water. Two unmanned flatboats and an empty canoe floated toward the port. Below her some of the buildings had slid into the water. Or had the river come to get them?
She heard the warning thunder.
"Betsy! Get back," Rabbit shouted from down the street. "Run, Betsy, run!"
|Publisher:||Rocking Horse Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)|
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Little Betsy is a typical shy 15 year old girl until she is left to take care of her 10 year old little brother, Johnnie. She is forced to grow fast and make difficult decisions when her home is threatened by the destructive Earthquakes of 1811. She quickly goes from taking care of her farm, home, and brother, to caring for several other people from the community. Thunder Beneath My Feet is an historically accurate tale of life changing natural occurrences of 1811. Set in the new Madrid, Missouri area, Betsy is forced to flee her home to travel north in order to keep her brother safe. This suspenseful drama hooked me from the first page and I read it within two days, I just could not put it down. I highly recommend Thunder Beneath My Feet; this is one of those rare books everyone can enjoy. I absolutely loved it and give it 5 Boundless Stars....Beth