Big River's Daughter by Bobbi Miller

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Raised by her pirate father on a Mississippi keeler, River is a half-feral river rat and proud of it. When her powerful father disappears in the great earthquake of 1811, she is on the run from buccaneers, including Jean Lafitte, who hope to claim her father's territory and his buried treasure. But the ruthless rivals do not count on getting a run for their money from a plucky slip of a girl determined to find her place in the new order. Filled with down-home humor, raucous hijinks, and one-of-a-kind characters, this historical novel captures the Mississippi River at a time when its denizens were as untamed as its waters.
 

About Bobbi Miller

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Bobbi Miller is a story collector, a storyteller, and a writer who teaches writing. Exploring the American landscape and spinning tall tales are her passions. She is the author of several picture books for children. This is her first novel. She lives in a log cabin in Connecticut.
 
Published October 4, 2013 by Holiday House. 200 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mar 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Big River's Daughter

Gr 5–9—Life on the great Mississippi in 1811 is stomping hard and full of rough-and-tumble, but, for the river rats eking out a living, it's also full of possibility. Aptly named River Fillian is just as scrappy as they come. Raised by her father, a keelboat captain and the river pirate king, she...

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