River boy by Tim Bowler

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Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books in New York .

Written in English

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  • Grandfathers -- Fiction,
  • Death -- Fiction,
  • Artists -- Fiction,
  • Swimming -- Fiction

About the Edition

Knowing that he is dying, Jess"s grandfather insists on returning to the river he had known as a boy to finish a special painting and fulfill a life-long dream.

Edition Notes

Carnegie Medal, 1997.

Book details

StatementTim Bowler.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.B6786 Ri 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL35493M
ISBN 100689829086
LC Control Number99020418

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River Boy Grandpa is dying. He can barely move his hands any more but, stubborn as ever, refuses to stay in hospital. He’s determined to finish his last painting, ‘River Boy‘, before he goes. At first Jess can’t understand his refusal to let go, but then she too becomes involved in the mysterious painting.

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