#3 The Book Boat’s In by Cynthia Cotten
Description of the book:
The book boat’s in! And Jesse has just one week to earn enough money to buy the book he wants. Frane Lessac’s bright colors, flattened forms, and decorative compositions, all in the tradition of American folk painting, elucidate nineteenth-century American life, while Cynthia Cotten’s story celebrates books and hard work.