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  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Harbour (September 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550174975
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550174977
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,666,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Just when you think the ever-growing graphic-novel format has touched on every subject under the sun, a new one bobs to the surface. This tale of an old fisherman and his cat fishing off the Pacific coast is, without a doubt, gorgeous. In expansive picture-book form (with sequential-art page compositions), La Fave�s lushly embellished settings and friendly, lived-in figures are a joy to look at, and the muted blues and grays saturate the pages with a nautical feel. The story also rings authentic, with a diagram of the fishing boat and mysterious terms like �special hoochies� and �wobblers,� right down to the camaraderie among the fishing crews and local businessmen. Unfortunately, the prose is dense and so literal in approach that young readers may be baffled, especially since, though it claims to be based on actual events, it is less a story than a recounting of the ups and downs of a fishing season. Best suited perhaps as a classroom book for children exploring unusual professions or worlds. Grades 1-3. --Jesse Karp

About the Author

Gary Kent grew up in Vancouver and received his BA from the University of British Columbia. He was a commercial fisherman and salmon troller for ten years and is now a furniture maker and instructor at the Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking. He lives in Roberts Creek, BC.



Left: Gary Kent, right, with Puss and illustrator Kim La Fave. Photo by Manuel Sierra Sanchez-Medal.

Kim La Fave, a Governor General's Award-winning artist, is the illustrator of Amos's Sweater (by Janet Lunn) -- winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for illustration -- Follow That Star (by Kenneth Oppel), I Am Small (by Cherrie Fitch), the bestselling The Bones and Skeleton Book (by Steven Cumbaa) and many other children's books. He lives in Roberts Creek, BC.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Madeline Bruce on November 20, 2010
I am delighted to get this hard cover book by Canadian author Gary Kent in time for Christmas, to give to my grandson. The quality is far above the bulk of children's books that I have seen, for the many terrific illustrations, the charming story, and even the educational component.

It takes you from the beginning of a commercial fishing season on the coast of British Columbia - preparing the boat with barnacle scraping and copper paint, through exciting encounters with Orcas, a giant Basking Shark, and an Octopus. The hazards of storms, fog, rapids, and currents are met and dealt with by these modern day brave adventurers. At one point a gigantic Basking Shark charges their boat and causes damage!

There is a charming illustrated map of coastal features, starting at the Fraser River, passing the the totem poles in Alert Bay, then Winter Harbour (just a Post Office and one small store), right on up to the Queen Charlotte Strait. Characters from tiny communities are met with, such as the hermit Bergie in Beaver Inlet, and the loggers at the floating logging camp at Quatsino Sound. We learn about the secret codes that the fishermen relay to friends by radio telephone, when a big school of fish is spotted, and the Harbout Days where a group of boats shelters in an inlet when there is a storm at sea, with time for a beach barbecue and the repair of boat damage.

This book is a great way to learn about the rich culture of commercial fishing on the west coast of Canada for children and adults alike - the next best thing to sailing along yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank H. Hilton Jr. on May 8, 2014
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I donated this book to the first and second grade reading class at my local school. It was an instant success. Great illustrations to go with the story.
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