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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* “Exciting, tear jerking, and life affirming, this is historical fiction at is 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
 

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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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Square Fish
October 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312629083
ISBN10: 0312629087
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 256 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 970LL
F&P Level A-Z: X

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805075854
ISBN10: 0805075852
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 970L
F&P Level A-Z: W
AR Quiz Number: 110412
AR Points: 7

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September 2006
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ISBN: 9781429981620
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Middle-Grade Fiction240 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
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