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The Raft (Paperback)

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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......more

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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.

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.

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Author:
Lamarche, Jim
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings under Animals)
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publish Date:
06/01/2002
Copyright Year:
2000
ISBN:
9780064438568
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
11.0 in
Thickness:
0.25 in
Unit weight:
0.45 lb
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