cover image THE RAFT


Jim LaMarche, . . HarperTrophy, $6.95 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-06-443856-8

Nicky's summer vacation in the Wisconsin woods fills up with quiet adventures when he discovers a raft covered with drawings of wild animals. PW's starred review praised the "exquisitely rendered" pastel drawings that "bathe the images in the bewitching glow of a riverfront dawn and dusk." Ages 6-up. (June)