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We were going on a
journey, to a secret place.
We'd catch the air!
We'd catch the breeze!
A father and son set out early one morning in search of a cool, clear river in which to fish. With their lines and bobbers, they cast high into the air catching memories, discoveries, and
a bubble of breeze
and a sliver of sky
and a slice of yellow sun.
The first picture book by Sharon Creech, Newbery award-winning author of Walk Two Moons, is a lyrical portrait of the bond between a father and son. Caldecott Honor recipient Chris Raschka's illustrations shimmer in pools of color and light, making Fishing in the Air a beautiful reminder of the gift of imagination a parent passes on to a child -- and a child gladly shares in return.
AWARDS: Best Children's Books 2000 (PW) and Lasting Connections 2001 (Book Links)
Review: "'We're going on a journey,' my father said. 'To a secret place. We'll catch the air! We'll catch the breeze!'" And indeed, one Saturday, a young boy and his father head off on a fishing trip while it's still early-morning blue-black outside. As they drive and drive, the dad points out that the street lamps glow like tiny moons--and then they are tiny moons--and that the trees look like tall green soldiers. At last the dreamy duo smells the river, and the fishing and the talking begin. The father tells of the house he lived in when he was a boy, and as he describes it, Caldecott Honor artist Chris Raschka's swirling strokes of color transport the boy in time and place. As his father continues his reverie, the boy, with his unhooked fishing line, catches a slice of sun, a white, white cloud... he catches it all, including the air and the breeze as first promised. This is Newbery Medal-winning author Sharon Creech's first picture book, but fans of her novels will recognize its power and poetry. Raschka's gorgeous illustrations, reminiscent of Russian lacquered boxes, manage to portray the world of imagination, where the similes and metaphors of memory are allowed to take shape quite literally. This is a beautiful book about storytelling and the mind's eye, but also simply about a little boy and his dad who go on a fishing trip with a can of worms and a sack of sandwiches. We're hoping this one works its way onto the shelf of classics. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson
Title: Fishing in the Air
Book Condition: New
Book Description HarperCollins, 2000. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP22171164
Book Description HarperCollins, 2000. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP64849232
Book Description HarperCollins. Library Binding. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2576833892
Book Description HarperCollins. Library Binding. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2729076946
Book Description HarperCollins, 2000. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94992462
Book Description HarperCollins. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: Good. 006028112X Ex-library with usual markings. Protective cover. Draw lines inside front and back cover. Minor page creasing. Bookseller Inventory # 006028112X
Book Description HarperC, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Raschka, Chris (illustrator). 1st Edition. Ex-Library, some marks. Bookseller Inventory # 45106
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