The River Kings
Published: 1966 by Hicks Smith & Sons
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
Shawn, a thirteen-year-old runaway is taken on by Cap'n Elijah on the 'Lazy Jane'. The life is hard but Shawn loves the river and makes many friends including the lively farmer's daughter Mary. Debt, then a fire, finishes the old riverboat and Shawn is offered a place on the land with Mary's father.