OUR TIME ON THE RIVER
New York: Houghton Mifflin,
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out for each other” is the last thing brothers David and Steve hear from
their Dad as they start paddling down the Susquehanna River. This starts
their adventure, and Steven isn’t even sure that he wants to be here with
David. Steve has always been compared to his older brother “the jock”.
Now here he is, just him and David, together in a canoe for many days to
come. As the brothers agree that they both really don’t like canoeing at
all, they come to realize that they will have to depend on each other whether
they like it or not. As they make their way down the river, they are assaulted
by mosquitoes, a very bad thunderstorm, and many other obstacles; David
starts to see that his little brother in not the “loser” that he has always
called him. They learn quickly to fend for themselves, as they stop in
small towns along the river for supplies. They meet girls, carney workers,
and story filled veterans. When David and Steve are in a scary situation,
they know that the only one that they can count on is each other. The canoe
trip is clearly doing just what their Father had hoped it would do to bring
them closer together. To read about the further adventures of the brothers,
read Our Time on the River, by Don Brown. Oklahoma
Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award nominee, 2005-2006
Brothers -- Fiction.
Canoes and canoeing -- Fiction.
Rivers -- Fiction.
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