On TV we watch our city where people navigate the river-streets in any way they can....
"Look." Max points. "it's Sarah's house."
All I see is roof.
In searing personal poems, Jane Kurtz explores what it's like to struggle through a flood and pull your life together afterward. Inspired by Kurtz's own flood experience, this tale is realistic and unforgettable. Not just a moving story of one girl's courage, River Friendly, River Wild is a tribute to everyone who's ever faced great loss.
"Powerful...an evocative look at recovery from personal loss."
-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Offer[s] a clear sense of what it's like to live through a flood"
-- Horn Book "A book about the nature of home, community, and picking up the pieces."
-- Booklist "The illustrations are glowing. Portrayals of the family and the neighborhood emphasize closeness and working together, underlining the message of community and cooperation."
-- School Library Journal