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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: canoe, natural world, grandchild, grandparent, family, bonding
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 03/Mar/2020
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Fish and herons, turtles and dragonflies, beaver lodges and lily pads—a multitude of wonders enchant both the child narrator and any other nature lovers along for the ride in this tender, beautifully illustrated picture book. Baby ducklings ride their mama’s back; an osprey rises with a silver fish clutched in her talons; a loon cries in a star-flecked night. Rhythmic, rhyming quatrains carry the story forward in clean paddle strokes of evocative imagery. 

In the Red Canoe celebrates the bond between grandparent and grandchild and invites nature lovers of all ages along for the ride.

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“The two make lasting memories in this quietly satisfying portrayal of a day spent together on the lake.”
The Horn Book Online
“Told in gentle rhyming text, this is a loving account…of a serene canoe trip.”