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Published by Wendy Lamb Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Minnesota

Subjects:

  • Lumber camps -- Fiction.,
  • Logging -- Fiction.,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Minnesota -- Fiction.,
  • Fathers and sons -- Fiction.,
  • Minnesota -- History -- 1858- -- Fiction.

Book details:

About the Edition

In the winter of 1898, a seventh-grade boy drops out of school to work with his father, the cook at Blackwater Logging Camp in Minnesota.

Edition Notes

StatementWilliam Durbin.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.D9323 Bl 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination199 p. ;
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3578094M
ISBN 100385729286, 0385901496
LC Control Number2002155586

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  Buy a cheap copy of Blackwater Ben book by William Durbin. Thirteen-year-old Ben works at Blackwater Logging Camp as cook’s helper to his Pa. Long days of flipping pancakes and peeling potatoes with his ornery Pa make Ben Free shipping over $/5(3). Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP More information about this seller | Contact this seller 4. Blackwater Ben. Durbin, William. Published by Yearling () ISBN ISBN Used. Quantity Available: 1. About Blackwater Ben. Thirteen-year-old Ben works at Blackwater Logging Camp as cook’s helper to his Pa. Long days of flipping pancakes and peeling potatoes with his ornery Pa make Ben long to be out in the woods with the lumberjacks. Felling logs, sawing trees, driving a team through the snowy woods that’s what Ben wants to be doing. Get this from a library! Blackwater Ben. [William Durbin] -- In the winter of , a seventh-grade boy drops out of school to work with his father, the cook at Blackwater Logging Camp in Minnesota.

BLACKWATER BEN William Durbin, Author. Random/Lamb $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS The .   BLACKWATER BEN is an interesting and highly enjoyable book about a little known, yet important part of American history. Reviewed by Marya Jansen-Gruber () Read more5/5(3). Blackwater Ben Name: by William Durbin hour: Charactersadd descriptions to these names as you read about them. Ben Ward= Jack Ward= Lucy Ward= Explain the reference to the title of this book. Mrs. Wilson sends a lively letter about a bear to Ben . In the winter of , Ben joins his father at a northern Minnesota logging camp. Unhappy at school and eager to prove himself, he would also love to hear more stories about his mother, who died when he was very young. Pa, however, is taciturn on the subject and a strict taskmaster as the camp cook. Ben thought he'd be working with the loggers, but finds his long days filled with nonstop Author: William Durbin.