- ISBN: 9780449816752 (electronic bk)
- Date Published: 2014.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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 from Palm Beach 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 Herman "Cotton" Mack, the fastest boy on the muck, Charlie hunts...
|Target Audience Note:|| Grade 3
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
4.5 ATOS Level
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2487 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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