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Acclaimed poet and political activist Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son—and between cultures, old and new—in an unforgettable story about a a long-ago fishing trip in his father's homeland of Vietnam.
As a young boy, Bao and his father awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis.
Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.
Thi Bui's striking, evocative art paired with Phi's expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews and numerous awards.
A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book
Hardcover | 32 pages | 28 x 23.5ccm