Keeper of the Swamp by Ann Garrett

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Aboy and his ailing grandfather pole a small boat out into the Louisiana bayou. Suddenly, they spot Boots, a female alligator the grandfather saved from poachers years ago. How will the boy face the danger in learning to take care of this wild creature? Strikingly illustrated with artwork that combines oil painting and computer imaging, Keeper of the Swamp is a scary and satisfying tale that carries a strong environmental message.
 

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Published December 8, 1998 by Turtle Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Subtle this book is not, neither visually nor in its overstated message. The familiar theme features a boy who overcomes his fears to attain manhood; in this case, a boy ventures into a swamp with his

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When he succeeds, the mantle of ""keeper of the swamp"" is passed to him from his ailing grandfather, who, the boy knows, ""wouldn't be with him much longer."" Garrett conjures up the eerie beauty of the swamp, with its ""tattered curtains"" of Spanish moss, but her descriptive powers are fettere...

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