Dark Water Rising

Marian Hale

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I looked and saw water rushing in from Galveston Bay on one side and from the gulf on the other. The two seas met in the middle of Broadway, swirling over the wooden paving blocks, and I couldn’t help but shudder at the sight. All of Galveston appeared to be under water.

Galveston, Texas, may be the booming city of the brand-new twentieth century, but to Seth, it is the end of a dream. He longs to be a carpenter like his father, but his family has moved to Galveston so he can go to a good school. Still, the last few weeks of summer might not be so bad. Seth has a real job as a builder and the beach is within walking distance. Things seem to be looking up, until a storm warning is raised one sweltering afternoon. No one could have imagined anything like this. Giant walls of water crash in from the sea. Shingles and bricks are deadly missiles flying through the air. People not hit by flying debris are swept away by rushing water. Forget the future, Seth and his family will be lucky to survive the next twenty-four hours.
 
Dark Water Rising is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Chapter 9
 
I took Broadway to work Saturday morning. The north wind remained brisk, and the dawn sky took on a mother-of-pearl iridescence unlike anything I’d ever seen before. I stumbled more than a few times, foolishly staring at the sky instead of watching where I was going.
I turned south toward the construction site and soon found tide water over the tops of my shoes. Startled, I searched the faces around me but didn’t see a flicker of concern. People still walked to work, trolleys ran, and horses pulled loaded delivery wagons same as always, splashing through the light overflow.

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“As exciting as the best action and disaster movies. . . . Exciting, tear jerking, and life affirming, this is historical fiction at its best.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
 
“This fine example of historical fiction has something for almost everyone.”—Booklist, Starred Review
 
“Fact and fiction are blended effortlessly together in an exciting read that leaves readers with a sense of hope.”—School Library Journal
 
A Booklist Editor’s Choice and Top Ten First Novel
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
IRA Teachers' Choices
NYPL Books for the Teen Age
Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List
New Mexico Land of Enchantment Master List
Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List
Texas Lone Star Reading List
Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List
VT Green Mountain Book Award Master List

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Marian Hale

Marian Hale is the author of acclaimed historical novels for young adults, including The Truth About Sparrows and The Goodbye Season. She lives with her husband, daughter, and grandbabies on the Texas Coast.

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, IRA Teachers' Choices, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, New Mexico Land of Enchantment Master List, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Texas Lone Star Reading List, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, VT Green Mountain Book Award Master List

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2006
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ISBN: 9781429981620
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Middle-Grade Fiction240 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
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September 2006
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