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Terror at Bottle Creek

Terror at Bottle Creek

Watt Key

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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In this gritty, realistic wilderness adventure, thirteen-year-old Cort is caught in a battle against a Gulf Coast hurricane. Cort's father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama who has been teaching his son everything he knows. But when a deadly Category 3 storm makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put his all skills-and bravery-to the test. One catastrophe seems to lead to another, leaving Cort and two neighbor girls to face the storm as best they can. Amid miles of storm-thrashed wetlands filled with dangerous, desperate wild animals, it's up to Cort to win-or lose-the fight for their lives.

This title has Common Core connections.

Louisiana YR Choice Book Award

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Dad said it was too early to be worried about the hurricane. So far, all the storms predicted to hit us that season had veered east into Florida. Besides, we’d been through plenty of them before. It was just part of life...

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Watt Key

Watt Key lives in southern Alabama with his family, near the swamp where this story takes place. His debut novel,Alabama Moon, was named to Time Magazine's list of the Best Hundred YA Books of All Time. Terror at Bottle Creek is his fourth book.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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