Rock River by Bill Maynard

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Luke's brother Robert always took chances on the river. He would jump the fastest current or climb the steepest boulder while Luke and his friends watched from shore. But ever since one of those stunts led to to Robert's death, nothing has been the same. Luke's parents can't seem to get along, they constantly warn him to be careful, and Luke's friend Milo is now the one being a daredevil -- and he challenges Luke to be the same. With river adventures full of action Bill Maynard makes his readers question how courage is proven. First-time novelist Bill Maynard is the author of two Putnam picture books: Incredible Ned and Santa's Time Off.

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Maynard, who has a fondness for rivers, rapids, and smallmouth bass, has worked as a newspaper sportswriter, a contributing editor for magazines, and an advertising creative director.
Published September 28, 1998 by Putnam Juvenile. 104 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Thinly drawn characterizations and a strong moralistic tone mar the intensity of this outdoor adventure story starring a cautious fifth-grader. Since his daredevil brother drowned in the river out

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Since his ""daredevil"" brother drowned in the river outside the family's summer cabin, Luke is more than a little hesitant to take chances in the water (jumping rocks across the rapids) or on land (walking through a bull's pasture), even when he is egged on by his buddies, Milo and Charlie, and ...

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