The Book Boat's in

By Cynthia Cotten; Frane Lessac
(Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823425211, 1pp.)

Publication Date: January 2013

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About the Author
Cynthia Cotten has written several books for young readers, including "This Is the Stable", "Abbie in Stitches", "At the Edge of the Woods" and "Snow Ponies". She grew up in Lockport, New York, a small town on the Erie Canal. She didn't always know she wanted to be a writer--she dreamed of being a teacher, a marine biologist, a U.N. interpreter and a jockey--but she always loved reading. "My idea of the perfect summer vacation," she says, "was to go to the library once a week, check out as many books as I could fit into my bike basket, and spend the rest of the week sitting someplace cool, reading." Cotten lives in Montclair, Virginia.

Frane Lessac is an American who has traveled all over the world. She now lives in Fremantle, Australia, but always looks forward to visiting Texas with her family. To bring the Lone Star State to life with gouache paints, Frane did extensive research using a video camera, a still camera, and actual and virtual tours. She is the illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Capital! Washington D.C. from A to Z and New York, New York! The Big Apple from A to Z, both by Laura Krauss Melmed.
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