DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI by Clyde Robert Bulla
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A lyrical quality elevates this simple story of a 13 year old Minnesota farm boy and his dream of going down the Mississippi to see the world. The time is 1850 is when Eric Lind, idling at his work on the farm, is presented with the opportunity to go as cook's helper on his logger cousin Gunder's raft. On the way to St. Louis they meet with adventures that stem both from the personality difficulties with other men on the raft and from acts of God, but though Eric has had a tough initiation to river life by the time he gets home, his determination has a strengthened so that he is willing to work out his boyhood in preparation for a life on the Mississippi.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1954
Publisher: Crowell