"A wonderful story that brings together
family, responsibility, opportunity,
adventure, history, geography, New
Jersey's canals, and how things work.
And its full-color
illustrations will fascinate
young readers with their detail."
Ann Bartholomew, Book Editor
Comments from educators:

"Great balance between the historic era of canals and the adventures of
a young boy adjusting to the world away from home."
Phoebe Hastings, Third Grade Teacher

“Adults and children alike will enjoy this account of a boy's adventure on
the Delaware and Raritan Canal."
Lynda Breznitsky, School Librarian

“Readers experience stepping back in time to relive the adventures of a
young boy during the canal era.”
Lynn Cooke, Fourth Grade Teacher
This beautifully illustrated children's book follows the adventures of Josh
Riley,  the son of the bridgetender in Griggstown on the
Delaware &
Raritan Canal. Longing to leave his tiny village, Josh finally gets the
chance to become a muletender and visit cities and towns all along the
waterway.
Bridgetender's Boy
-- soft cover --
$12.00 plus
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