The Book Boat's In by Cynthia CottenThe Book Boat's In by Cynthia Cotten

The Book Boat's In

byCynthia Cotten

Hardcover | January 15, 2013

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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.

Cynthia Cotten (Cotton) a children's author in Virginia writing fiction and poetry for young people.Born and raised in New Jersey, Frané Lessac won Australia's Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature.
Title:The Book Boat's InFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.23 × 10.23 × 0.3 inPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823425215

ISBN - 13:9780823425211