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Brown, Don.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
ISBN 0618311165
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“Look 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
SUBJECTS:     Brothers -- Fiction.
                        Canoes and canoeing -- Fiction.
                        Rivers -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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