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The Raft
by Jim Lamarche


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Inspired by various experiences from his childhood, Jim LaMarche, beloved illustrator of A Story for Bear and The Elves and the Shoemaker , brings this touching story about one boy's unexpected summer as a river rat to life with his bold, picturesque paintings.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Inspired by various experiences from his childhood, Jim LaMarche, beloved illustrator of A Story for Bear and The Elves and the Shoemaker, brings this touching story about one boy's unexpected summer as a river rat to life with his bold, picturesque paintings.

Nicky isn't one bit happy about spending the summer with his grandma in the Wisconsin woods; he'd much rather be back in the city. He's not too thrilled about all the chores either especially fishing. Before long, though, a raft appears in the nearby river, and it changes everything. As Nicky explores, the raft works a subtle magic on the obstinate young boy, opening up the wonders all around him: the animals of river and woods, his grandmother's humor and wisdom, and his own special talent as an artist.

This is a serene story about a summer in the woods, appreciating things and people in a whole new light, and discovering one's own talents. School Library Journal proclaimed, "this dazzling picture book is an artistic triumph." A note from the author describes the similarities between LaMarche's and Nicky's life.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780064438568
  • ISBN-10: 0064438562
  • Publisher: HarperTrophy
  • Publish Date: June 2002
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Sports & Recreation - Water Sports

 
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