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- DescriptionFlood on the Rio Teche is a fictional account of the founding of New Iberia, Louisiana by the Malagues in 1779 during the time of a devastating flood. Seventeen-year old Antonio Romero migrates with his family and other settlers from Malaga, Spain. The family is assailed by hardships: flooding of their home site, disease, poisous snake bites, crop failure, kidnapping, and family breakup. They befriend nearby Chitimacha tribesmen who save them many times. Antonio and his mother travel by keelboat to New Orleans where they develop smallpox.
- Author BiographyDiane M. Moore is a journalist, fiction writer, and poet, and a native of southeastern Louisiana. She divides her residence between New Iberia, Louisiana and Sewanee, Tennessee where she lives in a cottage on the campus of the University of the South. Diane lived in Iran during the reign of the Shahanshah and has written several books about this experience. Flood on the Rio Teche is her 18th book, five of which are fiction for young people.
- Author(s)Diane Marquart Moore
- PublisherBorder Press
- Date of Publication30/04/2008
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBorder Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight141 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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