Boys Of Blur

ISBN-10: 0449816761
ISBN-13: 9780449816769
Author: Wilson, N. D.
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: July 2015

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 208


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: X
Lexile: 680L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 6.0
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Booksource Subjects

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General

JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men

Description
When Charlie moves from Palm Beach to the small town of Taper, Florida, he discovers a different world. Pinned between the everglades and the swampy banks of Lake Okeechobee, the small town produces sugar cane . . . and the fastest runners in the country. Kids chase muck rabbits in the fields while the cane is being burned and harvested. Dodging flames and blades and breathing smoke, they run down the rabbits for three dollars a skin. And when they can do that, running a football is easy. But there are things in the swamp, roaming the cane at night, that cannot be explained, and they seem connected to sprawling mounds older than the swamps. Together with his step-second cousin Herman "Cotton" Mack, the fastest boy on the muck, Charlie hunts secrets in the glades and on the muck flats where the cane grows secrets as old as the soft earth, secrets that haunted, tripped, and trapped the original native tribes, ensnared conquistadors, and buried runaway slaves. Secrets only the muck knows.
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