From Publishers Weekly
The creator of Lost Lake and Tree of Cranes presents a deceptively simple story--characteristically serene in both text and illustrations--about a boy's fantasy fishing excursion with his uncle. Ages 5-8.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3 Rainbow trout, rejoice. A River Dream joins Nathan's Fishing Trip (Scholastic, 1988) in the genre of anti-killing-fish picture books. When Mark is home sick, Uncle Scott, Mark's fishing buddy, sends him a box for trout flies. A dream sequence begins as Mark opens the box and the flies flutter out the window. A river appears, and a boat, and Mark finds Uncle Scott fishing just around the bend. But Uncle Scott lets his fish go, saying he ``likes to leave the river the way he found it.'' Then it's Mark's turn, and he catches a great rainbow trout, which he also throws back, echoing his uncle's words. Back in bed his fever breaks, and he sleeps. The spacious, quiet, and peaceful full-page watercolors create a dream-like mood, with shimmering, watery reflections. The affectionate relationship between Mark and his pipe-smoking uncle is deftly portrayed. The book may contribute to some intense discussions about why people eat animals. Leda Schubert, Vermont Department of Education, Montpelier
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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