Death on the river
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Victoria, BC : Orca Book Publishers, [2009].
ISBN
9781554691111, 1554691117, 9781554692576, 1554692571
Lexile measure
760L
Rating
760L
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Book
Physical Desc
193 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
MG+
Level 4.8, 5 Points
Lexile measure
760

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Young Jake Clay joins the Union Army in the spring of 1864. His dreams of glory vanish, when he is wounded and taken prisoner in his first battle at Cold Harbor, Virginia, and confined to the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, where 30,000 soldiers face violence, disease and starvation. Frightened and disillusioned, Jake takes up with Billy Sharp, an unscrupulous opportunist who shows him how to survive, no matter what the cost. By the war's end Jake's sleep is haunted by the ghosts of those who have died so he could live. When the camp is liberated, Jake and Billy head north on a Mississippi riverboat. Unknown to Jake, the fateful journey up river will come closer to killing him than Andersonville did, but it will also provide him with his one chance at redemption.
Target Audience
760L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,MG+,4.8,5,133414.
Awards
A Junior Library Guild selection

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APA Citation (style guide)

Wilson, J. (2009). Death on the river . Orca Book Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wilson, John, 1951 August 2-. 2009. Death On the River. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wilson, John, 1951 August 2-. Death On the River Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wilson, John. Death On the River Orca Book Publishers, 2009.

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