Down by the River
A Family Fly Fishing Story
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- Publication Date: September 19, 2018
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-3869-2
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: Full color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
One beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favorite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa—the different kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favorite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s stories. But, this time, hearing the story about Mom’s big catch on her first cast ever makes Art feel insecure about his own fishing skills. But, as Art hooks a beautiful brown trout, he finds reassurance in Grandpa’s stories and marvels in the sport and a day spent with family, promising to continue the tradition with his own grandkids generations later.
Illustrated with lush imagery by rising star April Chu, Down by the River celebrates fishing, family, and fun.
About the author
Andrew "Andy" Weiner is a longtime publishing professional and an avid fly-fisher. He lives in Albany, California. April Chu is an architect and an illustrator of children’s books, including Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine and In a Village by the Sea. She lives in Oakland, California.