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Not on Fifth Street by Kathy Cannon Wiechman

Not on Fifth Street

Not on Fifth Street by Kathy Cannon Wiechman
Oct 10, 2017 | 240 Pages
  • Hardcover $17.95

    Oct 10, 2017 | 240 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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“Wiechman draws on family history to create a narrative… Told from the perspectives of brothers Pete and Gus, this tale presents two vastly different experiences…Wiechman deftly tells the story of the two protagonists’ struggle to survive and depicts the characters’ intricate familial relationships…(and) will keep readers wondering what will happen next. An excellent choice for fans of historical fiction.” – School Library Journal

“This well-crafted book is strong in both plot and characters. The two brothers provide a personal connection to readers, and the ever-rising water is a perfect conflict for the background of their story. Told in short chapters, the engaging storyline will carry readers swiftly through the book. The historical perspective offers readers a picture of post-Depression Ohio, and the culture and values of the people during that time.” – School Library Connection

“A taut family drama set during a historic natural disaster, this engaging tale told by two thoroughly appealing brothers will pull readers in and prompt the question of just what do we do when catastrophe suddenly strikes.” – Booklist  

“In this fast-paced historical novel…(t)he dual stories of the brothers provide plenty of drama, while the flood itself refuses to be upstaged by the human actors. A photo-illustrated author’s note offers additional information on the 1937 flood and the author’s family stories that inspire the novel.” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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