Canoe Days by Gary Paulsen & Ruth Wright Paulsen

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Opening this book is like sitting down in a canoe, taking up a paddle, and gliding out into the summer beauty of a hidden lake. In this picture book that is as refreshing and inviting as a perfect canoe day, a fawn peeks out from the trees as ducklings fan out behind their mother. Butterflies pause and fish laze beneath the lily pads. Ruth Wright Paulsen’s sunlit paintings and Gary Paulsen’s poetic text capture all the peace and pleasure of a day when water and sky are one.
 

About Gary Paulsen & Ruth Wright Paulsen

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Gary Paulsen is the author of more than 100 books and the winner of numerous awards, including three Newbery Honors and the Golden Spur Award for Best Young Adult Western.
 
Published July 25, 2012 by Dragonfly Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Paulsens’ picture book offers a tranquil, meditative idyll that glides as easily as a canoe on still water.

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The prolific author of such titles as Hatchet and Soldier's Heart turns from adventure and high action to contemplative moments in this not particularly childlike mood piece. Describing a canoe trip a

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The author of Hatchet turns from adventure and high action to contemplative moments with this prose poem that describes a trip around a lake. Ages 4-8. <EMPHASI

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Describing a canoe trip around a lake, his prose poem homes in on quiet encounters with nature: ""Sometimes when it is still,"" it begins, ""so still you can hear the swish of a butterfly's wing--sometimes when it is that still I take the canoe out on the edge of the lake."" The images pile up in...

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