The River Between Us by Richard Peck (Civil War)

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Author: Richard Peck
Binding: paperback
Accelerated Reader:  4.9
Reading level: Ages 9-12

Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0439692369
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 0.5 inches 
condition: used in like-new condition

The year is 1861. Civil war is imminent and Tilly Pruitt's brother, Noah, iseager to go and fight on the side of the North. With her father long gone,Tilly, her sister, and their mother struggle to make ends meet and hold thedwindling Pruitt family together. Then one night a mysterious girl arrives on asteamboat bound for St. Louis. Delphine is unlike anyone the small river townhas even seen. Mrs. Pruitt agrees to take Delphine and her dark, silenttraveling companion in as boarders. No one in town knows what to make of the twostrangers, and so the rumors fly. Is Delphine's companion a slave? Could they bespies for the South? Are the Pruitts traitors? A masterful tale of mystery andwar, and a breathtaking portrait of the lifelong impact one person can have onanother.
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