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Abbott, Tony. Adventures of
Tom Sawyer: Mississippi River Blues.
Frankie and Devin go through a pair of security "zapper gates" to get into the plot of Tom Sawyer. They follow Tom and Huck Finn through their major adventures. Cracked Classics #2 (Juv Fic)
Calhoun, Mary. Flood.
One midwestern family is forced to leave their home during the 1993 flooding of the Mississippi River. ( j )
Conly, Jane Leslie. Trout Summer.
A sister and brother spend a largely unsupervised summer in a cabin near a river, where they make decisions about their futures and make friends with an elderly man with much to teach them. (Juv Fic)
Day, Alexandra. River Parade.
When a young boy goes for a boat ride on the river and accidentally falls in, he finds that swimming is not as frightening as he expected. ( j )
Duey, Kathleen. Flood Mississippi,
When the raging Mississippi threatens their secret cache of hard-earned nickels and pennies, Molly and Garrett risk their lives to retrieve the money. Survival! Series #5 (Juv Fic)
Fleischman, Sid. Humbug Mountain.
A young boy and his wandering family foil villains and rout nasty varmints as they make a home for themselves in a beached boat on the banks of the Missouri. (Juv Fic)
Fox, Frank G. Jean Lafitte
and the Big Ol' Whale.
When a huge white whale gets stuck between the banks of the Mississippi River causing the water to stop flowing, Jean Lafitte finds a way to get the river moving again. ( j )
Holl, Kristi. Hidden in the
When serious financial difficulties endanger the future of the Mississippi steamboat attraction run by her family and friends, 13-year-old Nikki single-handedly pursues various schemes to make money and discovers that there is more to life than worrying. (Juv Fic)
Johnson, Lois Walfrid. Escape
into the Night.
In 1857, 12-year-old Libby joins her father aboard a steamboat on the Mississippi and proves that she can be trusted to assist in the escape of a fugitive slave. Riverboat Adventures series #1 (Juv Fic)
Karr, Kathleen. Gideon and
the Mummy Professor.
In 1855, 12-year-old Gideon and his ne'er-do-well father work their way down the Mississippi in a second-rate vaudeville act about life in Ancient Egypt, accompanied by a mummy with a special secret. (Juv Fic)
LaMarche, Jim. The Raft.
Reluctant Nicky spends a wonderful summer with Grandma, who introduces him to the joy of rafting down the river near her home and watching the animals along the banks. ( j )
Lasky, Kathryn. Alice Rose
Alice Rose, an irrepressible 12-year-old, shares adventures with Mark Twain, an outlandish reporter on her father's newspaper in Virginia City, Nevada, during the 1860s. (Juv Fic)
Lattig-Ehlers, Laurie. Canoeing.
Experience the sights and sounds of a quiet canoe journey down the river at dusk when herons, owls, bats and deer come out.
( j )
LeSueur, Meridel. The River
Road: A Story of Abraham Lincoln.
17-year-old Abraham Lincoln makes a hazardous raft trip down the Mississippi River to New Orleans to sell provisions. (Juv Fic)
Mason, Jan B. River Day.
Alex goes canoeing on the river with her grandfather, hoping to see the bald eagle nesting nearby. ( j )
Meigs, Cornelia. Swift Rivers.
18-year-old Chris harvests timber on his grandfather's land and drives the logs down the Mississippi to the market in St. Louis. (Juv Fic)
Monjo, F. N. Willie Jasper's
Golden Eagle: Being an Eyewitness Account of the Great Steamboat
Race Between the Natchez and the Robert E. Lee.
A boy aboard the Natchez tells of the famous 1870 steamboat race down the Mississippi. (Juv Fic)
Murphy, Shirley Rousseau. Tattie's
When Tattie's house floats away on a flooded river, she takes in several animals and people and has a wonderful ride. ( j )
Nelson, Peter. Dangerous Waters.
A group of teens meet at a survival retreat that becomes a journey toward danger for Sylvia and Conrad when they are lost on the wild, raging Mississippi River. (YA Fic M)
Peck, Richard. The River Between
In 1916, 15-year-old Howard travels to visit his grandmother in a town on the Mississippi. The story shifts to the early days of the Civil War when his grandmother is 15, and the arrival of two young women who have fled New Orleans on a steamboat. (YA Fic)
Peters, Lisa Westberg. Good Morning, River!
Katherine and her friend, an older man named Carl, celebrate the seasons on their river together, until his absence requires her to grow and change as their special relationship changes. ( j )
Sanders, Scott Russell. The
In 1815, the McClures sail their flatboat from Pittsburgh down the Ohio River. ( j )
Shalant, Phyllis. Bartleby
of the Mighty Mississippi.
After being abandoned in a pond, Bartleby, a pet turtle, meets many other creatures, learns to survive in the wild, and decides to go in search of his birthplace. (Juv Fic)
Steele, Alexander. Huckleberry
Inspired by Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The Adventures of Wishbone, #21. (Juv Fic)
Stevermer, Caroline. River
Nearly 20 years after a holocaust called the Flash has destroyed civilization, Tomcat and a group of other orphans face danger as they steer an old steamboat over the toxic waters of the Mississippi. (Juv Fic SF)
Twain, Mark. The Adventures
of Tom Sawyer.
Tom Sawyer's story as a graphic novel. Classics Illustrated. (Juv Fic)
Twain, Mark. The Adventures
of Tom Sawyer.
Television's canine hero, Wishbone, introduces Tom Sawyer and his Mississippi River explorations. Wishbone Classics, #11. (Juv Fic)
Wargin, Kathy-jo. V is for
Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet.
Letters of the alphabet tell information about Minnesota. (j917.76)
Williams, Vera. Three Days
on a River in a Red Canoe.
Mother, Aunt Rosie and two children make a three-day camping trip on a river by canoe. ( j )