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The raft / Jim LaMarche.

LaMarche, Jim. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library E L (Text) 33500006618748 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library e LAM (Text) 35500002962411 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0688139779
  • ISBN: 0688139787
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 2000.

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Summary, etc.: Reluctuant Nicky spends a wonderful summer with Grandma who introduces him to the joy of rafting down the river near her home and watching the animals along the banks.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 May 2000
    Gr. 2^-4, younger for reading aloud. In this picture book for older children, bespectacled young Nicky has to spend the summer with his grandmother while his father works long hours at the plant. He's not happy: Grandma doesn't have a TV, and her cottage is full of books, drawings pinned to the walls, and fishing tackle. But when an old raft covered with sketches of animals drifts to the dock near Grandma's cottage, Nicky is intrigued. Grandma teaches him to pole up the river and drift back down. They rig a tent, Nicky sleeps on the raft on hot nights, and Grandma shows him her favorite swimming place. But most of all, Nicky gives himself over to the fascination of the animals that he sees along the banks and swimming alongside the raft: turtles, herons, foxes, otters, and raccoons. Finally, Nicky discovers the urge to sketch them. His rescue of a fawn allows him, at summer's end, to add his own drawing to the floor of the raft. The text floats above the double-spread illustrations that softly and carefully radiate natural details, making the images seem like wisps of myth and memory. The sunlight on the dock and in Grandma's cottage and the moonlight and dawn on the river are rendered with particular grace, while the figures of the animals are lively and direct. ((Reviewed May 1, 2000))Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Grandmothers > Juvenile fiction.
Rafting (Sports) > Juvenile fiction.
Rivers > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
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