The Marshlanders by Annis Pratt is a cleverly woven tale about the interaction of two very different worlds. She draws heavily on her background knowledge of the world of the riverbank and fills her story with characters, who live in and love the natural world of the marshlands. They struggle to save their environment from the advances of those who seek to change it for monetary gain.
The heroine of the story is a young girl who is thrown into a series of dangerous adventures in the quest to save the marshlands and, in this first book of the series, we see her grow from childhood into womanhood. It is an enchanting story, full of much to interest the reader as well as to entertain. The author’s prose style, defined by her American heritage and her career as a University Professor of English, is clear and easy to read. A Delight!