Flood by Mary Calhoun

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One fictional Midwestern family is forced to leave their home during the flooding of the Mississippi River in 1993.

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Mary Calhoun's first children's book, "Making the Mississippi Shout, " was published in 1957. Since then, she has become the award-winning author of more than fifty children's books, including "A Shepherd's Gift, Flood, Cross-Country Cat, Hot-Air Henry, "and other books about Henry. She and her husband live in Clark, Colorado. Ra?l Col?n has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books including the "New York Times" bestselling "Angela and the Baby Jesus" by Frank McCourt and Susanna Reich's "Jos?! Born to Dance, " which received a starred review in "Booklist." Mr. Col?n lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family. Ra?l Col?n ha ilustrado varios libros aclamados por la cr?tica, incluyendo "Jos?! Born to Dance" por Susanna Reich, al cual "Booklist" dio una rese?a estrellada. De ni?o, Col?n vivi? en Puerto Rico y ahora vive con su familia en New City, New York.
Published March 14, 1997 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Picking up some stranded animals along the way (because--though we're not sure it follows--""If a thing is worth doing it's worth doing well""), they end up in Farmer Stump's millpond and a picnic on his (dry) land.

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Wholesome family values are served up in this story of one family's survival of the great flood of the Midwest in 1993.

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The men sandbag, the women make sandwiches, and Sarajean's disbelief that the river will overflow yields to an attempt to reconcile the fact with her love for the river: ""You wouldn't have done this if it hadn't rained so much, Sarajean told her river, trying to forgive it."" Ingraham's (illustr...

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