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Bluewater is a cozy village surrounded by the sea. There are hundreds of seabirds, many fishermen, the occasional vacationer, and oh yes boats. This is the story about three young boats, Roy the rowboat, Karen the canoe, and Sally the sailboat. Roy the rowboat is an orphan, who never knew what happened to his parents. The three friends spent their days frolicking in the ba ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published November 30th 2007 by Authorhouse
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Melissa
Oct 13, 2009 Melissa rated it really liked it
This is a cute story that can be read to children to teach them the importance of listening to their parents. It can also be used to start a conversation with kids who have been adopted, as Roy the rowboat is.

The story line was cute and the illustrations kept my son entertained, so that in of itself is a plus in my book. It was also refreshing to read a children's book that had a beginning, middle and end. So many are written as blurbs and in jarring sentences that even my son finds them annoyin
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Dena (Batch of Books)
This is a sweet story about an orphan learning the value of boundaries while discovering the fate of his parents. I liked that he never broke the rules by leaving the reef, but sought his answers within the boundaries set by his foster parents.

While I loved the illustrations, the cover doesn't match the rest of the book. Both are really good in their own right, but are completely different styles. I felt like the book needed to be either longer or shorter. It needed to be edited down (word coun
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