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Desperate Journey
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scholastic
Publication date October 1, 2006
Pages 256
Binding School and Library
Edition 1
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780439078061
ISBN-10 0439078067
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
When their father loses his wages and their best mules in a bet and then is suddenly sent to jail, twelve-year-old Maggie, with the help of her brother, must struggle to load their cargo, save their remaining mules, and find a way to recoup financially in order to save the family from certain ruination.
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Two-time Newbery Honor author turns his formidable talents to this riveting suspense novel about a spirited Irish-American girl who helps save her family from ruin on the Erie Canal in the 1840s.

When Maggie's father loses next year's salary and two of their best mules in a bet with Long-fingered John, the family is left desperate for money. They have only a few days to get the heavy cargo in their mule-drawn barge to Buffalo in order to make a much-needed bonus. But when Papa and Uncle Henry are arrested on an alleged assault charge, 12-year-old Maggie, her younger brother, and their ailing mother must fight all manner of adversity to save their boat, their mules, and their life savings. Jim Murphy is at his best in this colorful and gritty slice of 19th-C. life on the Erie Canal.


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9780439078061 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.99
About: In the mid-1800s, with both her father and her uncle in jail on an assault charge, Maggie, her brother, and her ailing mother rush their barge along the Erie Canal to deliver their heavy cargo or lose everything.

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