Black Duck

Black Duck Janet Taylor Lisle
  • Title: Black Duck
  • Author: Janet Taylor Lisle
  • ISBN: 9780545038072
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Duck Janet Taylor Lisle Black Duck When Ruben and Jed find the dead body on the Rhode Island shore they are certain it has something to do with smuggling liquor It is the l s Prohibition is in full swing and almost everyone in th
    When Ruben and Jed find the dead body on the Rhode Island shore, they are certain it has something to do with smuggling liquor It is the l920 s, Prohibition is in full swing, and almost everyone in the shore community is involved Suddenly, the boys find themselves involved as well Didn t the dead man have something on him, and didn t they take it It isn t long before RWhen Ruben and Jed find the dead body on the Rhode Island shore, they are certain it has something to do with smuggling liquor It is the l920 s, Prohibition is in full swing, and almost everyone in the shore community is involved Suddenly, the boys find themselves involved as well Didn t the dead man have something on him, and didn t they take it It isn t long before Ruben is actually on the legendary Black Duck itself, caught in a war between two of the most ferocious prohibition gangs Filled with resounding mystery and suspense by Newbery Honor winner Janet Taylor Lisle, Black Duck is original, gripping historical fiction.
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    1. Ruben and Jeddy find a dead body down by the shore one day When they tell Jeddy s dad the chief of police , he goes down to investigate, but finds nothing the body is missing Later, Ruben learns that the man they found was a liquor smuggler who had been liquidated by a powerful syndicate from the big city It s 1929 and it s illegal to make, sell, or drink alcohol Prohibition , but a great deal of money can be made from doing all of these things on the sly It seems like all of the people in town [...]

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    2. Ruben and Jeddy are best friends and in 1929 when they find a dead body on the shore they think it has to do with smuggling liquor Soon they tell Jeddy s dad the chief of police , he goes to investigate it Later they find out that the dead man was smuggling liquor When liquor is illegal during the time prohibition It seems like all people in town are somehow involved smuggling so if their not actively moving alcohol their paid off to keep their mouth shut Ruben starts working at his dad s store [...]

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    3. Easy read Childish view of rum running during Prohibition It moves along as the young people s thoughts and escapades make for a personality filled story although told by an oldster an entire lifetime later And the writing itself has a solid locale feel and doesn t suffer from the jumpiness in transitions that these through young eyes plots normally have But it wasn t compelling and lacked layers of depth that these cabals usually suggest which would make it a higher star form of historical fict [...]

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    4. The story, about rumrunners off the coast of Rhode Island, moved along fairly well I thought it lagged in a few spots, but still it is a good, fast read The target age group surprised me a bit I m not really comfortable with the good guys being the law breakers and the bad guy being someone who wanted to follow the law with the 6th grade ish group However, the characters are well done and the book does provide some thought provoking ideas about the age of prohibition.

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    5. Great Book Extremely exciting The time changes and how the story was written really helped to tell the story in one character perspective with a great understanding.

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    6. I love the way it keeps you suspense the whole way

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    7. Part rum running, mob era prohibition tale, part coming of age story Two kids, actually So two coming of age storiesThe story is told through a modern day kid interviewing an old timer a la Titanic James Cameron s version, that is It s historical fiction You can read about it in an old issue of Time Magazine What with the advent of the digital age, everything is now online.Of course, with the advent of the digital age, print media is going out of business, so Time is now requiring subscriptions [...]

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    8. When Ruben and his best friend Jeddy find a dead body on the beach in 1929, their lives change forever A weird reaction from the local law enforcement causes Ruben to give the body some thought and he eventually discovers that the dead man was an infamous rum runner During this time of Prohibition, rum runners bought booze from Canada or the West Indies and smuggled it into the country Because the ships had to anchor in international waters, rum runners would load up small boats with the liquor [...]

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    9. After a slow and boring start, The Black Duck transformed itself into a novel of worth The book told the story of rum running in a small New England coastal town in 1929 during the Prohibition era The Black Duck was an elusive rum running boat that would bring the illegal alcohol from freighters to the shore to be transported to other spots around the countryside and sold for a pretty penny The main character, Ruben Hart, tells his adventure and involvement in the rum running business to a young [...]

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    10. David wants to become a journalist, not part of his family s landscaping business All he needs is one great story to prove that he has what it takes to be a good writer, and maybe then he ll be hired as a news reporter.He finds an old man who was alive during the days of the Prohibition From this point, the novel becomes the old man s story, and David s story becomes a thinly applied series of intermissions.This is a great novel I really enjoyed it A neat historical fiction book to pick up for a [...]

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    11. kids book This historical fiction novel was a great read It was presented as a story an old man was telling a young man in present day It presented a mystery of sorts, while imparting the history of the U.S during prohibition It challenged the reader to think about how people were pulled in to participate in rum running even though they were against it and the mob that ran things including the main characters dad, his best friend and the best friends dad the sheriff It was during the depression [...]

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    12. Wow, this book was great The characters were memorable and the storyline builds up till the end that will keep you turning the pages for It s the first prohibition era book I ve read and will not be the last Overall I recommend this to anyone interested in historical fiction and mystery tied into one You will not be disappointed.

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    13. It was a great book that i whanted to read after the 50th page i got interested and actually finished itd i recommended to people that like a good bookd it was mostly about two kids that go truw an experience of there life

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    14. Action packed tale of the rum runners during Prohibition Loved it The author paced the story very well, letting it unfold in its own time One of my favorites of 2006.

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    15. OMG this book is great i would definelty recommend this bookto a friend.

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    16. This is a good mystery It is a bit slow at times in the middle, but the ending is full of action and excitement Press through the slow parts, and I believe you will enjoy this book overall.

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    17. Jeddy is about to tell his father what happened to Viola.

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    18. Well this is a good book if you want to learn about history I really can t say much else

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    19. Spoiler Alert Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle is an adventure fiction The book told a story of what had to do with the Prohibition laws that took place during the 1920 s The Black Duck was very informational if you didn t know much of what happened during the Prohibition and the effects that it had on many people you would certainly have a great idea of what happened during this unlawful time The story basically starts with our main character Ruben and a friend finding the body of a dead man on [...]

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    20. Personal Response I thought the book needed some description and longer parts of the book, it was disappointing to me I thought that the boys would do a lot than finding a dead body and Ruben doing only a little rum running Plot summary This book was about Prohibition and how it affected a small town and its people The book was about two friends who find a dead body washed up on shore all fancy and shot up, they check his pockets and don t find anything besides a tobacco pouch and they decide [...]

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    21. The book I read was Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lise Years afterward, Ruben Hart tells the story about how he, his family, and his best friend get caught up into a secret rum running business Ruben s story has twists and turns One turn took a turn for the worse Ruben meets the captain and crew of the Black Duck The Black Duck is a fearsome rum running boat that always dodges the coast guard even if they are ambushed, it always seemed to get away.In 1929 Newport, Rhode Island, Ruben and Jeddy are [...]

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    22. Fantastic mystery involving a young boy whose town is taken over by bootleggers in the time of prohibition It s a great book about trying to find yourself and find what is important to you Told as a story to a young wanna be writer, readers get to see how to story shaped lives from the perspective of an old man to a young man I loved getting to know the characters and seeing how their decisions shaped and influenced the rest of their lives Much to talk about with teens Great book for teen boys S [...]

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    23. This historical fiction novel takes place in the days of Prohibition and is about rum runners A modern day boy Dave wants to be a newspaper reporter and decides he wants to write a story about the Black Duck, a legendary rum running boat which was smuggling in the late 1920 s around Dave s town He interviews an elderly man who finally tells him the entire story which happened when the man Ruben was a young boy The story starts with Ruben and Jeddy finding a body washed up on the shore I found it [...]

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    24. This was our class s historical fiction read aloud It was my first time reading this book along with the class, and I think next time it could really be developed as a great book to study alongside some of the Black Lives Matter issues, primarily police use of deadly force It s a bit long for a read aloud, but it definitely held my students attention.

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    25. I enjoyed the historical aspect of this book, and the writing was engaging However, the story was a little hard to get into Overall, it was an okay book I may have liked it if I had a personal stake in the subject matter and knew a bootlegger, lived near water or boats or was a tween young teen boy who s finding his way in life, looking for an adventure and discovering himself.

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    26. Little free library book It sat around for 6 months in my to read pile Great cabin read, historical fiction about coming of age in the age of prohibition, bootlegging and rum running.

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    27. Very exciting books for middle school students Nice blend of action adventure and realistic fiction.

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    28. I read this as part of the 8th grade summer reading set It is historic fiction set during the probation Some kids may have trouble with the flashbacks.

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    29. Very Good bu tCondusing.

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    30. 18 June 2006 BLACK DUCK by Janet Taylor Lisle, Philomel Sleuth, May 2006, ISBN 0 399 23963 4 Money it s a crimeShare it fairly but don t take a slice of my pieMoney so they sayIs the root of all evil today Pink Floyd It s odd how a shocking sight can shake your mind so you don t at first register the whole, just the small, almost comical details Like the hand complete with fancy gold wristwatch, wedding band and neatly clipped fingernails we saw bobbing on the water s surface as we came toward t [...]

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