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Peck, Robert Newton
New York : Random House, 1998
IL 5-8
ISBN 0679892575
My name is Yoolee Thorp and I live in the Florida backwoods, or as some people call it, the swamp.  My family is very poor and when my father drinks, he hurts my mom and me.  I try to protect my little sister from him, too.  My father is away from home a lot so I have to take care of my mom and sister.  Sometimes I feel like someone is watching us and it gives me the creeps.  But the worst things of all is when a neighbor finds part of a human hand and I find a human leg bone under our shack.  There's a fierce killing monster out in the swamp and it's coming for me and my family.  What happens to Yoolee and his family? Read NINE MAN TREE by Robert Newton Peck.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
SUBJECTS:     Family life -- Florida -- Everglades --Fiction
                        Everglades (Fla.) -- Fiction
                       Wild boar -- Fiction


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