Three at Sea by Timothy Bush

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Illustrated in full color. Alex, Joel, and Zachariah Jr. get a big surprise when their lazy tube ride down the river takes them all the way out to sea. That's just the beginning of this picture-book fantasy that combines witty storytelling, humorous dialogue, and sparkling artwork.

About Timothy Bush

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* Timothy Bush was born in Pittsburgh, PA.  His father's work in the steel industry took his family from Pittsburgh to Chicago and Youngstown, OH before eventually returning to Pittsburgh, where Timothy finished high school.*  Timothy attended the University of Dallas on an academic scholarship. He spent the fall semester of his sophomore year in the University's Rome program. *  After graduating "cum laude" with a BA in English, Timothy spent two years in Vienna, Austria on a Fullbright Teaching Assistantship.  He traveled extensively while in Europe, especially in Italy, Hungary, and Turkey, and spent a summer in the Greek Islands.  He supported himself as a teacher, street singer, and lyricist for Bulgarian rock bands.* 
Published July 19, 1994 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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Unfazed, they try to prevail on passing aquatic life to save them, but the sea turtles don't go that close to shore: ``Got to be careful...we're endangered, you know.'' Zachariah Jr.--the studious African American, the one the others playfully hit when he uses big words--is already concerned abou...

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go tubing on the river, they ``let the water carry them wherever it went.'' As it turns out, ``Where it went was out to sea.'' Here they encounter a trio of sea turtles who refuse to give the boys a ride to shore, since sea turtles have to be careful: ``After all, we're endangered, you know.'' ``...

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