Terror at Bottle Creek

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By Watt Key
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Terror at Bottle Creek
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Read the story Booklist calls Hatchet for the postKatrina generation!In this gritty, realistic wilderness adventure, thirteenyearold Cort is caught in a battle against a Gulf Coast hurricane. Corts father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama who has been teaching his son everything he knows. But when a deadly Category 3 storm makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put his all skillsand braveryto the test. One catastrophe seems to lead to another, leaving Cort and two neighbor girls to face the storm as best they can. Amid miles of stormthrashed wetlands filled with dangerous, desperate wild animals, its up to Cort to winor losethe fight for their lives.This title has Common Core connections.

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38227 words38,227 words
224 pages224 pages
Lexile 650LLexile 650L
Grade 5 to 8Grade 5 to 8
Age 10-13Age 10-13
Published 2016Published 2016

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