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Fish Tales : Kathie Hill Music, LLC, Making music with and for kids for over 25 years!
Good location. Food was fair and uninspired. Lobster roll had been sitting in a pot of butter on the grill for some time, dry and rubbery, sent back. Sole was poorly cooked under the flames of the grill and was dry and crusty and not delicate and moist. New potatoes were cooked and plopped on the plate. No thought to presentation.
Breaded and deep fried squash was quite good. Waitstaff were young and friendly, but not attentive. The preposterous adventure grows more and more exciting as the story unfolds. Set in the Mississippi Delta, our neighbor to the west, this is one action-packed tall tale. Who knew a catfish chase could get your heart pounding? Too drawn out for kids; too boring for adults My Full Review. Nov 27, Judy rated it liked it Recommends it for: thrill seeking tweens! Shelves: children-s-books , fairy-tales-legend , grief-coming-of-age , story-not-literature , supernatural-or-beastly , tween-fiction , magical-fish.
Well, I love a good fish tale. So the cover drew me and I borrowed this from the library.
I picked it up last night thinking I'd read it before returning it unless it was a dud. I didn't really mean to spend half a day reading it when I could have been getting things done. But there you go. Just finished it now and nothing done for the day. This is not great literature. But it's a great fish story. It reminded me of lots of things. The main character is called Sawyer, so Well, I love a good fish tale.
Oh, and it also reminded me at a few key moments of Jaws!
But that aside, it has the gripping style of a thriller film, and hence may prove completely engrossing to a lot of young readers. I'm going to see if either of my boys will read it. Once they get to the action scenes, I'm guessing it would be torches under the bedclothes until it's over. Small gripe That crucial and wonderful map that sets the scene It wouldn't even be difficult for a non illustrator to do a better job of this! That goes for Elvira's 'gone fishing' note as well. The other chapter head illustrations are good, albeit framed with daggy computer feathered edges.
Seems like they lacked a decent book designer or art director. Jan 25, J. As a city kid I always kind of envied the kids in books who lived in small towns and could just go camping and fishing when their chores were finished - kind of like this one. Twelve-year old Sawyer Brown's father was killed in Vietnam and he has to step up and help his mother run the family catfish farm.
But when she loses her wedding ring and subsequently becomes ill, Sawyer sets out to find it thinking it will make her well again. Together with his best friend "Nose," his hippie cousin Truman As a city kid I always kind of envied the kids in books who lived in small towns and could just go camping and fishing when their chores were finished - kind of like this one.
Together with his best friend "Nose," his hippie cousin Truman who brings an accordian with him , and his little sister "Virus" Elvira who sneaks into their boat, they look for Ol' One Eye, "the biggest, oldest, smartest, and meanest durn cat that ever swum the Yazoo. Although the book was a little weak on how Sawyer decided Ol' One Eye had the ring, it's a fun read as the kids face backwoods poachers and find flooded mansions and old paddle boats forgotten and rotting in the swamp.
The Southern dialect lends atmosphere to the Mississippi setting and it's a lot like some of the books I enjoyed so much as a kid where kids roam a lot freer than nowadays. Aug 07, Kayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: arc , reviews-completed. From the first chapter, Fishtale had me hooked. In the first chapter, the reader gets introduced to Elvira, the curator at the catfish museum.
She has what she thinks is the greatest fishing story ever told. The plot was one crazy thrill ride after another. There was never a dull moment where I t From the first chapter, Fishtale had me hooked. Reading the book was fun. The characters were all beautifully written. My favorite character was Elvira. Even though she was with all guys, she held her own. Even though she was quite a bit younger than them, she became quite a valuable member to their adventure.
The illustrations at the beginning of each chapter were a good idea. Not only did they give clues as to what was going to happen, but they helped to visualize the world the author created more accurately.
Not Your Regular Fish Tale
I will definitely be reading more of the author's work in the future. Oct 20, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: mg. The book cover of this book totally pulled me in - 4 kids in a small row boat and a half of a big white fish and a tree branch with spanish moss hanging down. This was a fun read from start to finish and a quick read at that. I couldn't put it down. I started it thinking I'd read chapters and the next thing I was half-way through it.
Well, why stop then. Anything I would have done sooner could wait that bit longer for me to finish : Elvira Brown, her brother Sawyer, his friend Nose, and The book cover of this book totally pulled me in - 4 kids in a small row boat and a half of a big white fish and a tree branch with spanish moss hanging down. Anything I would have done sooner could wait that bit longer for me to finish : Elvira Brown, her brother Sawyer, his friend Nose, and their cousin Truman are a fun bunch to be around.
I thought the first three were a bit more rounded out than the cousin. Then there is Mrs. Brown who was a bit of a cliche and Nose's grandfather who was the grandfather you'd want in any book or family. But their adventure is fun with just the right amount of daring and danger. I would definitely follow more escapades with this group. What a fish tale!!! Definitely perfect for grade school kids and adults alike who all enjoy a fun fantastical read. Four kids set off on a journey to get back Sawyer and Elvira's mom's wedding ring that was snatched off her finger by ol' one eye, the giant catfish.
On their adventure they learn to help each other by working together, forgive, and believe in the unbelievable. I really enjoyed seeing where this tale would go and how big it could get.
Sunny, on the other hand, was able to crest the hills without breaking a sweat and would taunt the fat kid huffing and puffing while pushing his bike uphill. We would spend most of the day in Beaver Valley catching sunfish, suckers, bass or whatever would bite.
A Monster Fish Tale
Sunny introduced me to artificial lures. He handed me a metal lure shaped like a small fish. Sunny moved on to Brown in Wilmington, where he learned the printer trade that served him well. I stayed at Claymont and received an academic diploma that was worthless. There has been a great deal of press recently about the flesh-eating bacteria found in the Delaware Bay.