Kate, Anders, and Erik see a man in dark clothes changing ownership marks on the logs that farmers plan to send downriver. But before they can see his face, the tinder swindler gets away. When mama receives word that her brother Ben, who stole from a shopkeeper, wants to visit, suspicion turns towards him. Ben's letter gives them only 2 days to meet him before he leaves, never to be seen by the family again. With Mama's baby coming soon, Kate and Anders must cross the St. Croix River without any help. How can they escape danger, find Ben, and offer Mama's forgiveness before the sun sets? 120 pages, softcover. Approximately Grade 5 & up.
Book 5 in the "Adventures of the Northwoods" series by Lois Walfrid Johnson.
Turn-of-the-century northern Wisconsin has proven to be a very imaginative and captivating setting for the Adventures of the Northwoods series. Young readers are enthralled by these timeless stories--ones from which they will learn and will come to love. A timber swindling mystery and a long-lost uncle from Sweden make for adventure and danger for Kate and Anders.
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