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Granddad's Fishing Buddy

by Mary Quigley
Illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch

Published by Dial, 2007
32 pages
ISBN: 0-8037-2942-1

Ages 4-8

Sara doesn’t want to miss anything during her visit with her grandparents at their lakeside cabin. While the sky is still dark and the stars still shining, she asks her grandfather to take her fishing. Her grandpa warns her that she’ll have to be “real quiet,” so the fish won’t know they are there. She’ll have to help row the boat. And, she’ll have to bait her own hook. Although Sara’s not too sure about that last requirement, she eagerly agrees. She’s thrilled to go along, and curious to meet her granddad’s “fishing buddy,” whose identity remains a mystery for much of their early-morning outing. Mary Quigley deftly weaves multiple elements of gentle surprise into a satisfying, lyrically told story.. Stephane Jorisch captures the quiet early-morning of the natural world and the loving bond between Sara and her granddad in his soft, warm illustrations. Highly Commended, 2008 Charlotte Zolotow Award  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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