Jim LaMarche The Raft

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The Raft

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Inspired by various experiences from his childhood, Jim LaMarche, beloved illustrator of A Story for Bear and The Elves and the Shoemaker, brings this touching story about one boy's unexpected summer as a river rat to life with his bold, picturesque paintings.

Nicky isn't one bit happy about spending the summer with his grandma in the Wisconsin woods; he'd much rather be back in the city. He's not too thrilled about all the chores either especially fishing. Before long, though, a raft appears in the nearby river, and it changes everything. As Nicky explores, the raft works a subtle magic on the obstinate young boy, opening up the wonders all around him: the animals of river and woods, his grandmother's humor and wisdom, and his own special talent as an artist.

This is a serene story about a summer in the woods, appreciating things and people in a whole new light, and discovering one's own talents. School Library Journal proclaimed, "this dazzling picture book is an artistic triumph." A note from the author describes the similarities between LaMarche's and Nicky's life.

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A flock of birds was moving toward me along the river, hovering over something floating on the water. It drifteddownstream, closer and closer, until finally it bumped up against the dock. Though it was covered with leaves and branches, now I could tell that it was a raft. I reached down and pushed some of the leaves aside. Beneath them was a drawing of a rabbit. It looked like those ancient cave paintings I'd seen in books--just outlines, but wild and fast and free. Nicky isn't one bit happy about spending the summer with his grandma in the Wisconsin woods, but them the raft appears and changes everything. As Nicky explores, the raft works a subtle magic, opening up the wonders all around him--the animals of river and woods, his grandmother's humor and wisdom, and his own special talent as an artist.

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?The luminous illustrations evoke a magical aura.?The Horn Book?This dazzling picture book is an artistic triumph.?School Library Joumal?Exquisitely rendered pastel drawings.?Publishers Weekly

"Exquisitely rendered pastel drawings." -- Publishers Weekly

"The luminous illustrations evoke a magical aura."--The Horn Book

"This dazzling picture book is an artistic triumph."--School Library Joumal

"Exquisitely rendered pastel drawings."--Publishers Weekly

The luminous illustrations evoke a magical aura. --The Horn Book"

This dazzling picture book is an artistic triumph. --School Library Joumal"

Exquisitely rendered pastel drawings. --Publishers Weekly"

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