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CANOE DAYS by Gary Paulsen


by Gary Paulsen & illustrated by Ruth Wright Paulsen

Age Range: 4 - 7

Pub Date: March 9th, 1999
ISBN: 0-385-32524-X
Publisher: Doubleday

The Paulsens’ picture book offers a tranquil, meditative idyll that glides as easily as a canoe on still water. The beauty of a solitary day on a lake springs to life through poetic words and serene illustrations, which are appropriately hazy and luminous by turns. But while the protagonist lazily paddles and rests, the natural world bustles around him: fish dart and feed under water; animals bathe and hunt in the wood; birds and insects flit overhead. This observant and understated look into nature is both soothing and surprising. (Picture book. 4-7)