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The Gift of the River

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6
Page count: 22
Categories: Historical Fiction

Author

Elsie
Singmaster

Appeared in

Adoniram and Other Selections by Newbery Authors

Story Summary

Terrified by two boating accidents, a women can't even face crossing the 50 yards of water that separate her house from her sister's until a flood leaves a new sandbar between their islands allowing her to walk across.