A Different Pond

A Different Pond

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"As a young boy, Bao Phi 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. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"--

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Bao Phi and his father wake up early in the morning to fish for food on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis and Bao's father tells him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.

Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota :, Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781623708030
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Bui, Thi - Illustrator

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Nov 22, 2017

This book took my breath away. The illustrations are gorgeous, and with the format, it almost feels like a graphic novel. The text is simple, but solemn and has a quiet peacefulness to it. I loved this one. One of my favorites from this year!

LibrarianDest Oct 11, 2017

This might be my favorite book of the year. The story is simple on the surface: a boy and his father go fishing. But it's more than that, too. It's about parents working hard and making sacrifices for their children. It's about holding onto memories. It's about growing up. Love it.

Ms_Gaye Oct 07, 2017

A noteworthy book, both in text and illustration, in which we see a small piece of the Vietnamese American immigrant experience from one boy's perspective. Ages 5-8

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