(A Grand Tale with Grandpa)
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- Publication Date: April 11, 2017
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 9 x 10
- ISBN: 9781419719110
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: 40 full-color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
When Grandpa—a fishing connoisseur—moves to the city to live with his family, it doesn’t take him long to notice that there is nowhere to fish. Unfazed, his granddaughter proposes they pretend to fish out a window . . . until they actually catch something: a Flying Litterfish! Soon the two are catching all kinds of fish: Laundry Eels and Signfish, a Constructionfish and a Waste-muncher. It’s all in good fun, until the skyfishing attracts the attention of the Troublefish (read: police car). This might be the end of their skyfishing, but it’s just the beginning of their new friendship. Skyfishing is an imaginative debut picture book that celebrates the magic of companionship.
"A sweet tale of how the power of play helps an elder adjust to a new life."Kirkus —
"A magical picture book that sweetly portrays intergenerational love and imagination."School Library Journal —
"Bernatene’s rich, energetic scenes are full of comical details to discover, and the vibrantBooklist —
brushstroke spreads and old-fashioned fishing advertisements on the inner title pages add to the story’s whimsy."
About the author
Gideon Sterer is the author of Skyfishing and The Night Knights. He grew up in the woods of upstate New York where his family owned a zoo. Currently, he lives in Brooklyn. Poly Bernatene is an Argentinean illustrator who’s worked on more than 60 children’s books all over the world, including Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira and The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett.