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Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle
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Feb 20, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: children-young-adult

***kids book This historical fiction novel was a great read. It was presented as a story an old man was telling a young man in present day. It presented a mystery of sorts, while imparting the history of the U.S. during prohibition. It challenged the reader to think about how people were pulled in to participate in "rum running" even though they were against it and the mob that ran things--including the main characters dad, his best friend and the best friends dad--- the sheriff. It was during the depression when people were desperate just to eat and survive. It presented real characters. I give this book a thumbs up for historical fiction.

I've read her others, Afternoon of the Elves(2 stars) and The Art of Keeping Cool(2 stars) and this one is by far, the best!
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