Who says girls can’t fish?
When Nina asks her grandfather to take her fishing with him on his old banca boat, his answer is always the same: “A boat is not the place for a girl.”
But Nina is determined to go. She knows that if her lolo will show her how to jig the lines, to set the hook, and to pull in a fish, hand over hand, she can prove to everyone in their Filipino fishing village that she deserves her turn in the boat, girl or no!
Nina can't convince her lolo to take her fishing on the old banca boat with him.
Lolo's reply is the same as always: A boat is no place for a girl.
When Nina promises to bait her own hook and remove her own catch, her grandfather finally relents, just for today.
Much to the amusement of the other fishermen in their Filipino village, Lolo shows Nina how to jig the lines, set the hook and pull in a fish hand over hand. But no one is laughing when Nina brings in the biggest fish of the day!
Hardcover | 24 pages | 22 x 22cm