The Old Boat
by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
Publication Date: Mar 02, 2021
List Price: $17.95
Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Norton Young Readers
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
The creators of The Old Truck set sail with an old boat and an evocative, intricately crafted exploration of home and family.
Off a small island, a boy and his grandmother set sail in their beloved fishing boat. They ride the waves, dreaming, catching fish, and seeing the wonders of the ocean. But soon the boy is sailing the boat himself, venturing further from shore as the waters grow dirty and polluted. When a storm washes him ashore and wrecks the old boat, he sees home in a new light. He decides to turn the tides of his fortune, cleaning the island’s waters and creating a new life with a family to call his own. With an eye-catching design and masterfully detailed illustrations, The Old Boat is an exquisite story about caring for the places we call home.