The Book Boat's In (Hardcover)

The Book Boat's In By Cynthia Cotten, Frané Lessac (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Book Boat's In (Hardcover)

By Cynthia Cotten, Frané Lessac (Illustrator)


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The book boat's in! And Jesse has just one week to earn enough money to buy the book he wants. Frane Lessac's bright colors, flattened forms, and decorative compositions, all in the tradition of American folk painting, elucidate nineteenth-century American life, while Cynthia Cotten's story celebrates books and hard work.
Cynthia Cotten grew up in Lockport, New York, on the banks of the Erie Canal. She has written eight books for children and currently lives in Virginia.

Frane Lessac was born and raised in New Jersey and has illustrated more than thirty books for children. She lives in West Australia.
Product Details ISBN: 9780823425211
ISBN-10: 0823425215
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: January 15th, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: English
"A pleasing historical tale about a boy willing to work hard for what he desires most—a book. . . will resonate with book lovers of all ages."—Kirkus Reviews
"The scenes with backgrounds of the town, the countryside, and the general store are full of vibrant color and atmospheric detail."—School Library Journal
"works well to illuminate the historical setting, which is also nicely evoked in Lessac's vivid gouache paintings with their broadly rendered figures, flat perspectives, brilliant greens and blues, and rich tones of brown."—The Horn Book
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Nominated for the Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award