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Boat in the Tree
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Front Street Inc
Publication date March 1, 2007
Pages 40
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9781932425499
ISBN-10 1932425497
Dimensions 0.25 by 7 by 9 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $17.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
Sibling rivalry develops when a family adopts a new brother, forcing the older son to retreat into a world of fantasy, but the new siblings finally bond when they pull a boat from a tree after a damaging windstorm.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The day Mom and Dad went to pick up my new brother, Simón, I built a raft and set sail for Bongadongo. I told Simón that he couldn't come with me, but little brothers can be dumb. I got a ship in a bottle from Grandpa and saved my allowance to make a whole fleet of model ships, and I even found a real boat that I patched up with chewing gum and that almost floated! Of course, Simón pestered me all along. Finally, I couldn't take it any more and I ran away from home, looking for any ship to sail away on. But then a windstorm blew me back home, and Simón pointed me to a boat that got stuck in a tree. Together we pulled the boat from the tree and launched it, but I wouldn't let Simón come with me - not without a life jacket.

Tim Wynne-Jones creates a fantastical story of how sibling rivalry develops when a family adopts a new brother. John Shelley's illustrations display the boy's wonder-filled worlds - one grounded in reality, the other in the boy's elaborate imagination - and how the boy accepts his new brother from one world into the other.

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9781932425499 | details & prices | 40 pages | 7.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Having dreamed of sailing to Bongadongo since the day his younger brother was adopted, a boy finally has his means of escape but cannot make use of it without his brother's help.

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