Down The Mississippi, by Clyde Robert Bulla, 2nd Scholastic paperback printing, TW304, 1961, 80 pages. Illustrated by Erwin Hoffmann.
DESCRIPTION:“Eric has never seen such a rainstorm. If the wind blows them against the shore, the whole raft may break up!
Eric has always dreamed of being a river boy. That’s why he grabs the chance to be the cook’s assistant on the log raft. But he never dreamed that floating down the Mississippi would be like this- storms, Indian raids, and endless work. Erik begins to think he has had enough of the Mississippi.
Then he finds out how he really feels about the big river.” (from the back cover)