River Runs Deep
River Runs Deep
River Runs Deep
When a boy is sent to Mammoth cave to fight a case of consumption, little does he know he’ll also be fighting for the lives of a secret community of escaped slaves, who are hidden deep within the cave.Twelve-year-old Elias has consumption, so he is sent to Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave—the biggest cave in America—where the cool cave vapors are said to be healing. At first, living in a cave sounds like an adventure, but after a few days, Elias feels more sick of boredom than his illness. So he is thrilled when Stephen, one of the slaves who works in the cave, invites him to walk further through its depths. But there are more than just tunnels and stalagmites waiting to be discovered; there are mysteries hiding around every turn. The truths they conceal are far more stunning than anything Elias could ever have imagined, and he finds himself caught right in the middle of it all—while he’s supposed to be resting. But how can he focus on saving his own life when so many others are in danger?

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Environment
  • Fiction
  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Elias is a 12 year boy who is sick with a dreadful disease called consumption. He is moved to an underground place called Mammoth Cave, where there are healing vapors. At Mammoth Cave, Elias is under the care of Doc Croghan. The cave consists of paths, valleys, and rooms, and has blind fish, rivers and seemingly bottomless pits. During his time in the cave, Elias meets Stephen, who is Doc Croghan's slave. He discovers a secret about Stephen.  

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Really love this book :) :)
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