for Voices of the River by Jan Cheripko
During the past century, rafters and canal men ruled the Delaware River. Today tourists, boaters, swimmers, and fishermen fill its waters and banks, and lawmakers debate its future. Journalist Jan Cheripko and fourteen-year-old Matthew Smith set out to discover this popular and politically charged natural wonder. Voices of the River: Adventures on the Delaware chronicles their journey by canoe from Hancock, New York, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The two travelers not only find the wonders of the river--its abundant wildlife, majestic and haunting beauty, and dangerous rapids--but they also discover how to put aside their differences to accomplish their goal. Filled with more than fifty photographs, a day-by-day map of the trip, and a captivating narrative, Voices of the River, says author Patricia Reilly Giff, is "a book to read and reread."
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.