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By Elisha Cooper   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338312263 Hardcover
48 Pages | 10.830" x 11.892" | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338566475 Ebook
48 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

Caldecott Honor winner Elisha Cooper invites readers to grab their oars and board a canoe down a river exploration filled with adventure and beauty.

A breathtaking adventure as a traveler and her canoe begin their trek down the Hudson River. In a mountain lake, the canoe gently enters the water's edge, paddling toward the river. The nautical journey begins. She is alone, far from home.Three hundred miles stretch in front of her. A faraway destination, a wild plan. And the question: can she do this?In Cooper's flowing prose and stunning watercolor scenes, readers can follow along the trek as the woman and her canoe explore the wildlife, flora and fauna, and urban landscape at the river's edge. Through perilous weather and river rushes, the canoe and her captain survive and maneuver their way down the river back home.River is an outstanding introduction to seeing the world through the eyes of a young explorer and a great picture book for the STEAM curriculum. Maps and information about the Hudson River and famous landmarks are included in the back of the book.

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Praise for River

* "At the conclusion of this beautiful book . . . readers will feel they have traveled a journey themselves, and they just may wonder if they would ever have the strength, endurance, bravery and know-how to undertake such an endeavor themselves. Expansive content impressively and beautifully presented." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Evocative watercolor illustrations show differing perspectives and vary from tiny vignettes to large double-spread paintings offering many details while remaining soft-edged . . . An author's note, sources, and information about the river round out this beautiful book." — Booklist, starred review