Swift Rivers Author:Cornelia Meigs No longer welcome at home, eighteen-year-old Chris Dahlberg sets out to drive timber down the spring floodwaters of the mighty Mississippi River to the markets in St. Louis. Filled with danger and adventure, this fast-paced novel is sure to thrill young readers as they share Chris's struggle to achieve his destiny.
Barred from his family home- stead by his mean-spirited uncle, eighteen-year-old Chris weathers a Minnesota winter in a small cabin with his grandfather. Poverty and the tempting stories of a wandering Easterner convince Chris to harvest the trees on his grandfathers land and float the logs down the spring floodwaters of the Mississippi to the lumber mills in Saint Louis. Filled with stories of raft hands and river pilots, this fast-paced novel has all the momentum of the great Mississippi.