The raft by Jim LaMarche

Cover of: The raft | Jim LaMarche

Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books in New York .

Written in English

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  • Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Rafting (Sports) -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Rivers -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Animals -- Juvenile fiction

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Reluctuant Nicky spends a wonderful summer with Grandma who introduces him to the joy of rafting down the river near her home and watching the animals along the banks.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementJim LaMarche.
GenreJuvenile fiction
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23244411M
ISBN 100688139779, 0688139787
LC Control Number99035546

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