Boys of Blur

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Publisher:
Random House,
Pub. Date:
[2014]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description
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.
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ISBN:
9780449816745
9780449816738
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.5, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
680L
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Last Indexed 2018-10-19 01:32:59AM

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subject_facet Adventure stories, Juvenile, Cousins -- Juvenile fiction, Everglades (Fla.) -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Florida -- Juvenile fiction, Paranormal fiction, Juvenile, Stepfamilies -- Juvenile fiction, Sugarcane -- Juvenile fiction, Swamps -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Boys of Blur
title_full Boys of Blur / N.D. Wilson
title_short Boys of Blur
topic_facet Adventure stories, Juvenile, Cousins, Families, Paranormal fiction, Juvenile, Stepfamilies, Sugarcane, Swamps