40 Temptitle for Title Removal (Florida Historical Fiction for Youth) (Hardcover)

By Edwina Raffa, Annelle Rigsby

Pineapple Press, 9781561644131, 127pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2008

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Paperback (3/25/2012)

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Description

A daring adventure on Henry Flaglers Over-Sea Railroad

Twelve-year-old Eddie Malone is living a carefree life swimming and fishing in the Florida Keys in 1912 when suddenly his world is turned upside down. His father, a worker on Henry Flaglers Over-Sea Railroad, is thrown into jail for stealing the railroad payroll. Convinced that he is responsible for his pa's arrest, Eddie sets out for Key West with his faithful dog, Rex, on a daring mission to prove his father's innocence.

Eddie arrives in Key West as preparations are under way for the arrival of Flagler's first train. Eddie meets the Kimble twins, T. J. and Jen, who live at the Key West Lighthouse and are practicing for their part in the great celebration. They offer to help Eddie with his plan to find the real payroll thieves. Eddie finds them, all right, but they kidnap him and lock him aboard their sailboat. As the boat moves swiftly away from Key West, Eddie realizes he's in serious trouble.

Can Eddie escape from the clutches of the ruthless thieves? Will he ever get back home to Marathon? Most importantly, will Eddie be able to prove Pa's innocence?

Historical fiction, ages 8-12


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About the Author

Edwina Raffa graduated from Florida State University and Florida Atlantic University before becoming a classroom teacher and counselor. She is the coauthor with Annelle Rigsby of the children's novels Kidnapped in Key West and Escape to the Everglades. She divides her time between Florida and North Carolina. A graduate of Ohio University and Georgia State University, Annelle Rigsby taught in elementary and middle schools and served as a curriculum specialist. She is the coauthor with Edwina Raffa of the children's novels Kidnapped in Key West and Escape to the Everglades. She lives in Florida with her husband.