The Boat by Helen Ward

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On a hill among hills, an old man lives with a strange collection of unwanted animals. Mutual fear and distrust keep the nearby villagers and the old man apart. One terrible stormy night, floodwaters threaten to engulf the little hill. It seems that the old man and his menagerie are doomed. Then, in the distance, a boat appears. Will someone from the village brave the elements and rescue the man - and his animals?

About Helen Ward

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Helen Ward, the author and illustrator of more than twenty-five children's picture books, has been praised equally for her lucid prose and her meticulous illustrations. She lives in Gloucestershire, England. Marc Craste is a senior animation director at London-based Studio Aka, where he has designed and directed numerous award-winning commercials. He is currently working on a short-film version of this book. He lives in London.
Published June 1, 2004 by Templar Publishing. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the heavy rains begin and threaten to engulf the old man’s menagerie, a boat appears and the boy seizes it, rowing to rescue first the animals and then the old man himself.

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