The Book Boat's In by Cynthia Cotten

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Jesse has waited for months for the arrival of the book boat. There he finds a used copy of The Swiss Family Robinson that he desperately wants, but at twenty cents the book costs too much. After working hard, Jesse is deeply disappointed: he has only seventeen and a half cents. But his luck changes when he learns that there's another copy, which the owner will sell for just fourteen cents. This nostalgic picture book is based on the 1800s book boat that traveled along the Erie Canal. Colorful folk art-style paintings complement this book about the love of reading and the merits of hard work.


About Cynthia Cotten

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Cynthia Cotten (Cotton) a children's author in Virginia writing fiction and poetry for young people. Frane Lessac is an American who has traveled all over the world. She now lives in Fremantle, Australia, but always looks forward to visiting Texas with her family. To bring the Lone Star State to life with gouache paints, Frane did extensive research using a video camera, a still camera, and actual and virtual tours. She is the illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z and New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z, both by Laura Krauss Melmed.
Published January 7, 2013 by Holiday House. 1 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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A pleasing historical tale about a boy willing to work hard for what he desires most--a book.

Feb 27 2013 | Read Full Review of The Book Boat's In

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