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Gates, Susan.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2005
ISBN 0152059830
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Twins Firebird and Ford Tucker live with their family in a secluded swamp area.  Their home is hidden by a huge billboard and their father tells them that it is very important that they stay hidden.  The city beyond the billboard is a terrible place and they cannot risk going there.  All strangers are dangerous.  Life in the swamp is all they know.  Dad makes a good living catching eels and they are pretty independent.  But then Ford sees Dad dumping eels into the swamp.  And they see their grandmother sneaking under the billboard to go to town.  And now strangers are  coming into the swamp.  Just what is going on here?
SUBJECTS:     Swamps -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Twins -- Fiction.

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