On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer

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Joel's best friend Tony drowns while they are swimming in the forbidden, treacherous Vermilion River. Joel is terrified at having to tell of his disobedience and overwhelmed by his feelings of guilt.

About Marion Dane Bauer

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MARION DANE BAUER is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the Newbery Honor-winning book, On My Honor, and Rain of Fire, which won a Jane Adams Peace Association Award. She has also won the Kerlan Award for the body of her work. Her first book in the Ghost Colors series, The Blue Ghost, was named to the Texas Bluebonnet Master List for 2007-2008 and to the Sunshine State Award list, and her Stepping Stones mystery, The Secret of the Painted House, was a CCBC Children's Choices Book. Visit her Web site MarionDaneBauer.com PETER FERGUSON has also illustrated The Red Ghost and The Green Ghost. He is currently living in Japan.
Published September 22, 1986 by Clarion Books. 96 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Joel grapples with a nightmare turned real: his best friend, Tony, drowns while they're swimming alone together, and Joel must carry the bad news home.

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Inspite of having promised his father ‘on his honor’, that he would not do anything dangerous, Joel falls for the bait when Tony accuses him of being over-cautious.

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