Abelardo defies his father’s instructions and sets out to free a whale caught in their tangled fishing net.
Bear becomes frustrated during a fishing trip with his friend Hare, who organizes a picnic while Bear catches a hat, a roller skate, and everything except an actual fish.
Luc, a youth born with one ear and raised by a drunken father in fifteenth-century France, finds a better home with fisherman Pons, his sister Mattie, and their ward Beatrice, the daughter of a disgraced knight, and even after being kidnapped and sold into slavery in Africa, he remains remarkably fortunate.
Fourth-grader Calvin flies from Oahu to the big island of Hawaii to go on a deep-sea fishing trip with Ledward, his mother’s boyfriend, and learns to appreciate other living creatures– especially one enormous marlin.
A stranger with a bamboo pole magically catches fish and hands them out to villagers, saying “One person, one fish,” but the king will not be content until he receives a whole basket of fish.
Måaui makes a fishing hook of great power and out of the sea he pulls land that becomes the islands of Hawaii.
Thirteen linked verses and handsome, mood-drenched paintings show how we catch fish–from New England to the Arctic, to Japan and Namibia and beyond. This lovely picture book–about fishing, geography, people and customs, and the bond between parent and child fishing together–will appeal to everyone who’s cast a line in the water.