Danger along the Ohio

by Willis, Patricia.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Fiction J F WILLIS
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J F WILLIS
Traveling down the Ohio River in 1793, Amos, Clara, and Jonathan are separated from their father during a brutal Indian attack. The three children are swept down the river, and must make their way back through the wilderness in the direction of the Marietta settlement, hoping to find their father there. Their plight becomes still more dramatic -- and dangerous -- when Amos rescues a wounded Indian boy from the river. Though the boy mistrusts them and his condition slows them down, Amos refuses to leave him behind to die. Now more than ever, it seems they'll never make it back to their father and to safety.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-7. When Shawnee Indians raid the settlement where their flatboat is moored, 13-year-old Amos and his younger sister and brother free the craft and escape, not knowing whether their father has survived. Forced to land on the Shawnee side of the river after a flaming arrow sets the boat afire, they head for Marietta, Ohio, where they hope to meet their father. On the way, they save an injured Shawnee boy and are captured by warriors from his tribe. Eventually, they learn that they have less to fear from Red Moccasin and his kin than they believed, and Amos finds the courage to "plant a seed of friendship." In this fast-paced adventure, Willis successfully re-creates the anti-Indian prejudice of 1795 when white easterners fought to settle Ohio. --Chris Sherman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series An Avon Camelot book
Subjects Survival -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Shawnee Indians -- History -- To 1795 -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Ohio River Valley -- History -- To 1795 -- Fiction.
Ohio River Valley -- History -- To 1795 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Avon Books,1999
Audience 008-012.
Language English
Description 181 pages ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0380731517 (pbk.) :
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