THE KING OF SLIPPERY FALLS by Sid Hite

THE KING OF SLIPPERY FALLS

Age Range: 12 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Lewis “Poisson” Hinton dreams of catching the giant trout he’s sure he’s seen behind Slippery Falls. A mysterious letter he receives from his mother, signed “J.A. Poisson,” seemingly links Lewis with King Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour. In a light, good-hearted tale about a boy abandoned at birth in search of glory and an identity, Hite offers a most unusual fish story with much to say about friends and community. When Lewis almost dies, readers see how much one young boy means to so many people. A likable protagonist, a mystery, a romance, a near-death in the roiling waters close to the falls, an elderly neighbor who saves his life, and a boy intent on life well-lived are the elements sure to hook many readers. (Fiction. 12+)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-439-34257-0
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2004




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