Book: On Sand Island

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On Sand Island

Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin, David A. Johnson
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

In the deep blue waters of Lake Superior lies a small island of hummingbirds, rabbits, and hardy Norwegian fishing folk. On that island lives a boy named Carl who wants nothing more than to be out on the water in a boat of his own making.

So this is a story of sawing, nailing, and sanding. But because Sand Island neighbors are closer than cousins, this is also a story of picking strawberries, moving rocks, and mending fishing nets fine as lace.

In 1916 on an island in Lake Superior, Carl builds himself a boat by bartering with the other islanders for parts and labor.

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