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Synopsis: In 1748 fourteen-year-old Matt, orphaned, crippled, teased by other boys and abused by the man he works for, seeks refuge with a surgeon's family and finds that he is well-equipped to help protect them from pirates on Delaware Bay.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 7-9-Matt, a 14-year-old orphan in Colonial America, is forced to work for an abusive tavern owner. Because of his bad leg and love of the marshes, people give the boy the nickname "Water Rat." His situation changes when he saves the life of Dr. Campbell's wife. At the first opportunity, he runs away to collect on the woman's offer of help. Living in the good doctor's house, the boy experiences similar abuse from the couple's son, who thinks Water Rat is a thief and unworthy to be there. In the course of events, Matt's Indian friend is murdered and the boy survives a pirate attack on the Campbells' Delaware farm. Although he constantly has to prove his trustworthiness, Matt's indomitable spirit and emotional reactions are moving and believable. Laird creates a real sense of place and time through well-crafted prose and vivid descriptions. A good choice for readers who love plenty of action, a solid story, and a sympathetic main character.
Bram Handwerger, Brewster High School, NY
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Title: Water Rat
Publisher: Winslow Pr
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Book Description Winslow Pr. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2511835052
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Book Description Winslow Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 212 pages. 7.50x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 158837002X
Book Description Winslow Pr, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P02158837002X
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