The Old Boat (Hardcover)

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The Old Boat (Hardcover)

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A boy and his grandfather set sail in the old boat catching waves and wishes. Soon the boy guides the boat on his own, away from home and the familiar. The Pumphrey brothers new picture book is a celebration of family and nature.

— Rae Ann

Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2021


A New York Public Library Best Book of 2021


The creators of The Old Truck set sail with an old boat and an evocative, intricately crafted exploration of home and family.


Off a small island,


an old boat sets sail


and a young boy


finds home.


Together, boy and boat ride the shifting tides, catching wants and wishes until fate calls for a sea change. Brothers and collaborators Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey’s newest picture book is a masterfully crafted celebration of the natural world and tribute to the families we make and the homes that we nurture.



Jarrett Pumphrey is an author/illustrator and the former cofounder and CEO of a tech startup. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Jerome Pumphrey is an author/illustrator and a graphic designer at The Walt Disney Company. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Product Details ISBN: 9781324005179
ISBN-10: 1324005173
Publisher: Norton Young Readers
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2021
Pages: 56
Language: English
A quiet, thought-provoking story of environmental change and the power humans have to slow it.
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)