Wanigan by Gloria Whelan


Gloria Whelan


Wanigan by Gloria Whelan

To save his family, a logger goes down the riverand brings along his wife and daughter When Annabel's father sells their house in Detroit, she is thrilled by the idea of life on a farm. But when they reach their little plot of land, she sees that her daddy has been swindled. The rocky ground is hard and unforgiving, and nothing will grow there. Ruined, her father has no choice but to take the only job he can find: chopping down trees in the lush Michigan forest. For Annabel, life in the camp is drearybut it is about to get a whole lot worse. When her father is chosen to accompany the year's load of logs as it floats down the river, Annabel and her mother take up residence in the wanigan, the floating cookshack that follows the men. This rough-hewn one-room cabin will house them for three months. As uncomfortable as it is, Annabel learns that sometimes, a river can be a home.

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Open Road Media Open Road Media Teen & Tween

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21st October 2014




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