The Book

A Boy's Boat tells the story of eleven-year-old Jack and Petit Bateau, the eleven-foot-long dinghy that Jack's grandfather made for him. During Jack's summer of learning how to row, sail, and scull the boat, he comes to know all the creatures of a small cove, the joy of warm sunny mornings on the water, as well as the darker shades of nature and the challenges they present for a small boy and his small boat.