Summer on the Water: How We Learned to Be Content

Jim LaMarche is a premier illustrator of children's books and the ones he writes himself are amazing. The illustrations in his books are spectacular. Charlotte Mason families will love the authentic stories presented in The Raft and Pond books.
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Unplug Time in Nature and Learning Contentment

  • Life lessons about friendship with an older relative (like grandparents)
  • Discover an appreciation for summers spent outside in nature
  • Children get to know the natural world and interact with it
  • Perfect for children ages 4 to 8

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Hardcover – Picture Book


By author and illustrator Jim LaMarche
The joy of the seasons, the wonder of discovery, and the appreciation and respect for the natural world is at the heart of this book, drawn from the childhood of award-winning illustrator Jim LaMarche.
Reading age 4 - 8 years
Hardcover – Picture Book

The Raft

By author and illustrator Jim LaMarche
Author and illustrator Jim LaMarche tells the story of a boy who thinks his summer with his grandmother is going to be boring, but ends up having an unforgettable summer of discovery.
Reading age 4 - 9 years

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