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Lost in the River of Grass

By Ginny Rorby

Ginny Rorby's take on the classic survival genre uses one of the country's most unique wild places as a backdrop for a tense, character-driven thriller.

Lost in a River of Grass is in the tradition of survival stories like Hatchet or On My Side of the Mountain, where the young protagonist finds herself as she struggles to survive in an unforgiving wilderness. In this case, the setting is the Everglades, and Sarah, the 13-year-old narrator, sneaks away from an overnight school field trip for what was supposed to be a quick airboat ride with Andy, a boy who lives in the preserve. Naturally, disaster strikes and they're forced to walk out of the Everglades (they've got a knife, a small amount of Gatorade and some suspicious Spam). The author also skillfully layers in a story about overcoming prejudice. Sarah is black and Andy is the son of a Confederateflag waving self-described redneck.

  • Ginny Rorby's take on the classic survival genre uses one of the country's most unique wild places as a backdrop for a tense, character-driven thriller.
  • Appealing survival story with a strong African American protagonist in a unique setting.
  • Personal growth against the power of nature.

About the author

Ginny Rorby was raised in Winter Park, Florida, and lived in Miami during her career as a Pan American flight attendant. Midway through that career, she enrolled in the University of Miami to pursue an undergraduate degree in biology, graduated and changed direction again. She went on to receive an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. Her goal, after wrapping up her flying career and her graduate studies, was to move someplace where she would never be hot again. She now lives on the chilly coast of northern California with her twenty-fiveyear- old parrot and way too many cats. Her young adult novel, Dolphin Sky, was nominated for the Keystone Reading Award.

ISBN: 9780761384984
Imprint: Carolrhoda Lab – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Dimensions: 133 x 191mm, 264pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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