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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About Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal, and The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish, an ALA Notable Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Riverbank Review Finalist, Notable Social Studies Trade book and winner of the Golden Kite Award for Illustration. She grew up on a farm in Maine much like the one in this story. She lives in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.
About Tom Stechschulte
Tom Stechschulte was an acclaimed narrator and winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration. He had been a college athlete and business major when a friend dared him to audition for a play. He got the part and traded the locker room for the dressing room, eventually taking him to New York City and to recording audiobooks.