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Red River Raging

by (author) Penny Draper

Coteau Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2014
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6


Instead of fishing for "channel cats" with his great-grandfather in southern Manitoba, thirteen-year-old Finn Armstrong winds up fighting the Red River Flood of 1997, the biggest flood since 1826. Finn is furious when his parents head off on another scientific mission to the other side of the world, and he has to stay with his grandmother on her farm in southern Manitoba. Not only are the kids at school far less than welcoming, he also has to deal with his cantankerous great-grandfather who doesn't seem to want him around. The Red River flowing by their property is the only thing that provides him peace - and a weird friend, the mysterious Angus. But the Red River isn't always so placid — it's flooded before, and as the spring of 1997 arrives, it threatens to do so again. Will the river once more endanger everyone's homes and livelihood? Can the challenge of facing adversity bring the family closer together at last? Just who is this Angus character and what's he doing atthe river? Red River Raging is Penny Draper's most engaging and spine-tingling disaster story yet.

About the author

Penny Draper is the author of six previous Disaster Strikes! novels,including the most recent, Day of the Cyclone. Her novels in this series have received numerous awards and nominations in competitions across the country. Terror at Turtle Mountain, the “rst book in the series,was a “nalist for the Silver Birch Young Readers’ Choice Award inOntario, as well as Saskatchewan’s Diamond Willow Award and theGeoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Writing for Young People. Penny Draper is a storyteller who lives in Victoria, BC. For many years,Penny shared tales as a professional storyteller at schools, libraries, conferences, festivals, and on radio and television. She has told stories in anArabian harem and from inside a bear’s belly –but that is a story in itself...

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