Jacqueline Briggs Martin, author of multiple ALA Notable Books, delivers an entertaining tale that teaches the value of hard work. Carl Diehl is a ten-year-old boy who dreams of building a boat. With a little help from neighbors, family, and friends, Carl's dream becomes a reality. Tom Stechschulte's narration captivates listeners, making them feel a part of the Sand Island community.
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by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
by Bill Martin, John Archambault
by Charles Martin
by Alice Schertle
by S.E. Hinton
"Hard work brings its rewards. When young Carl desperately wants his own boat, he happens upon a collection of wood washed up lakeside. But how can he get the additional supplies and expertise he needs with no money of his own? Odd jobs, which include picking strawberries, mending fishing nets, and moving rocks, are the answer. Each outing forges new friendships. Jacqueline Martin is an author who champions ordinary yet distinctive people. Each caring story deserves a sympathetic narrator, and Tom Stechschulte is just that person. His pace is as slow and gentle as the lapping waves, and his voice as caring as the teller of old family stories. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"
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