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Armstrong, Jennifer and Nancy Butcher.
New York : HarperCollins, 2002.
ISBN 0060294124
The children have been traveling for a long time now.  When Teacher consults The Book, it is decided that they will head for the river and find the highway.  When they reach the river, they discover the bridge has been damaged and it looks like they will need to come up with a new plan.  The River!  Of course.  If they can find a boat, they can use the river to travel.  It will bring them out to the ocean and closer to their goal -- Washington!  They must see the President, if he is still alive.  They need to know what happened 5 years ago during the Fire-Us.  The grown ups had died and then many children died because they had no one to look after them.  These children have survived and now have teamed up with other children to travel North.  Then a miracle happens.  They find a group of grown ups.  They are living in a Mall and have plenty of food and provisions.   The children can't believe their luck.  Now they have someone to look out for them and make their lives a bit easier.  Or do they?  Are things as they seem to be?  Why does it seem that the grown ups have something else in mind?
SUBJECTS:     Survival -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.


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