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ISBN:
0802777031
ISBN13:
978-0802777034
Author:
William Durbin,Cornelia Meigs
Publisher:
Walker (October 1, 2004)
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Pages:
269 pages
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1794 kb
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1947 kb
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Literature & Fiction
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Rating:
4.9

Swift Rivers was written as literature for children, not popular fiction. The style may seem a bit quaint today, but it is lovely, refined, and appropriate to the era, culture, and setting.

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Swift Rivers was written as literature for children, not popular fiction. To me, it was especially refreshing to follow the story of a good, thoughtful young man who works hard and cares about others.

Cornelia Meigs, William Durbin (Foreword). Cornelia Meigs was an award winning author whose books were This book was published originally in 1932. This is really a story for young boys.

Author(s): Cornelia Meigs, William Durbin (Foreword). Swift Rivers (Walker Newbery Books). Published June 28th 2007 by Paw Prints 2007-06-28. ISBN: 0802777031 (ISBN13: 9780802777034). Author(s): Cornelia Meigs, William Durbin (Foreword). ISBN: 1435206908 (ISBN13: 9781435206908).

Barred from his family home-stead by his mean-spirited uncle, eighteen-year-old Chris weathers a Minnesota winter in a small cabin with his grandfather. Poverty and the tempting stories of a wandering Easterner convince Chris to harvest the trees on his grandfather's land and float the logs down the spring floodwaters of the Mississippi to the lumber mills in Saint Louis. Filled with stories of raft hands and river pilots, this fast-paced novel has all the momentum of the great Mississippi.

Cornelia Lynde Meigs (1884–1973) was an American writer of fiction and biography for children, teacher of English and writing, historian and critic of children's literature. She won the Newbery Medal for her 1933 biography of Louisa May Alcott, entitled Invincible Louisa. She also wrote three Newbery Honor Books. Cornelia Meigs was born December 6, 1884, to civil engineer Montgomery C. Meigs, Jr. and Grace Lynde Meigs in Rock Island, Illinois, the fifth of six daughters.

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Barred from his family home-stead by his mean-spirited uncle, eighteen-year-old Chris weathers a Minnesota winter in a small cabin with his grandfather. Poverty and the tempting stories of a wandering Easterner convince Chris to harvest the trees on his grandfather's land and float the logs down the spring floodwaters of the Mississippi to the lumber mills in Saint Louis. Filled with stories of raft hands and river pilots, this fast-paced novel has all the momentum of the great Mississippi.

Reviews:
  • Danrad
This book was excellent and gave a good historical account of a little thought-of industry: logging down the Mississippi. The characters are believable, the story line excellent, and the ending a good one.
  • Authis
This is an excellent coming of age book.Chris has always depended on his uncle for a home to live in and food to eat but when a hard -hearted Uncle Nels locks the door on him he has no other choice but to stay with his grandfather.A great adventure ensues with Chris and a new friend Stuart moving logs down the Mississippi meeting criminals,rough raftsmen and making life time friends along the way.Great book for anyone who loves an adventure.
  • Cktiell
A gripping story that could even be considered Historical Fiction. A great read for any young adult, particularly boys. The author is a wonderful writer.
  • adventure time
Beautifully crafted with deep themes of the creation of America and the indomitable spirit of the people who built it. Filled with adventure, without lacking in beautiful prose. Superb character development. Important and thoroughly engaging symbolism that isn't heavy handed.
  • Daiktilar
Swift Rivers was written as literature for children, not popular fiction. The style may seem a bit quaint today, but it is lovely, refined, and appropriate to the era, culture, and setting. To me, it was especially refreshing to follow the story of a good, thoughtful young man who works hard and cares about others.
  • Vobei
This book is not only a fast paced adventure, but a picture of a simpler time. It is a glimpse into an era in which, despite its rougher nature, dishonesty and criminality were relatively rare--at least in the circles the main character lives/travels in. I also found it refreshing the things (small and large) those in that time would do for someone else without expecting anything in return.
The book has picturesque language, fast-paced adventure and interesting characters. It also has a certain amount of sentimentality.
I read it with my 10-year-old son as part of the Sonlight Curriculum. It was used as a read aloud, not a reader. I concur with another reviewer that more would be gained from a child several years older than by a 9 year old, if read independently.
My son enjoyed it and got some things out of it, and I got even more out of it. Although it is technically a "children's book", it could also be read by, and hold the interest of, an adult.
  • Tetaian
The book shows its age (originally published in 1932) particularly in its assorted generalizations about Indians, as well the inclusion of an unnecessary and unbelievable tangent to tie the story to then-President Andrew Jackson. Still, I found the book worth reading for Meigs' engrossingly detailed descriptions of logging on the Mississippi, for the story (likable but far from saintly protagonists) and for its themes of perserverance and devotion.
the book i have read was swift river by cornelia meigs. the main character is chris an he is no longer welcome at his home.he sets of to sell timber in ST louis. there are many dangers and adventers along the way. read the book to see if he survives and makes it to ST louis. i thought that the book was ok and if you like adventer and danger you should read this book.

adrian