Monday, January 23, 2017

Fishing in the Air

Written by: Sharon Creech and Christ Raschka

First line: One Saturday, when I was young, my father and I left the house early in the morning, when it was still blue-black outside.

Why you should read this book: An award-winning writer and an award-winning artist team up to craft this nostalgic and poetic father-son story. A fishing trip turns into an extended metaphor/infinite loop/fact-finding expedition as actions and surroundings summon memories. Father and son are closer, and wiser, at the end of the story.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Like many of the most finely crafted stories, this beautiful work seems to appeal much more to the child within grown adults than to actual children.

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