River Rats

A paddle wheeler cruises up the Mississippi, delivering mail and hosting an occasional concert. A scene straight out of the nineteenth century? Not quite. This Mississippi is a toxic brown river. And the paddle wheeler is run by the River Rats, a troop of orphans who survived the Flash, a nuclear holocaust. What were once huge cities are now plague-ridden ruins haunted by gangs of savage children. And the concerts the Rats play are post-apocalyptic rock and roll--a music as rough and ragged as the musicians who perform it. When the Rats rescue a stranger from the river, all the troubles of the old world suddenly threaten to end their travels forever.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152055547

  • ISBN-10: 0152055541

  • Pages: 320

  • Price: $19.95

  • Publication Date: 10/01/2005

  • Carton Quantity: 36

  • Age(s): 12,13,14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 7-12

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 690L

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Caroline Stevermer

CAROLINE STEVERMER has written several books for adults and one other fantasy novel for young readers, River Rats. Ms. Stevermer also lives in Minneapolis.
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  • reviews

    "Too good to miss."--Booklist

    "An unusual, compelling futuristic novel . . . wry, sharp, lively, and perceptive."--The Horn Book (starred review)

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152055547

  • ISBN-10: 0152055541

  • Pages: 320

  • Price: $19.95

  • Publication Date: 10/01/2005

  • Carton Quantity: 36

  • Age(s): 12,13,14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 7-12

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 690L

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