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VOYAPart illustrated memoir and part instructional, this book is not quite the beginner's guide it claims to be, but the charming drawings, bright photos, and sincerity of the author make up for the lack of workman-like diagrams and step-by-step directions. Interspersed photo inserts, labeled sketches, and detailed paintings provide some basic instructional information. Simple explanations are mixed in with stories of the author's personal experiences. The author, a photographer as well as an artist, provides many color snapshots of water birds and wildlife. Again most of the information is anecdotal with facts sprinkled here and there in the narrative. The stories are occasionally funny, and all have a homespun quality to them that keep the reader interested. Most of the writer's experiences are on the East Coast, especially Florida and Vermont. This book is definitely geared for youthful fishing and boating enthusiasts and not for the complete novice or those seeking hard facts. Terms are defined with their illustrations or within the text. An appendix provides regional lists of freshwater and saltwater fish. VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P M J (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2005, Scholastic, 192p.; Illus. Photos. Appendix., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 15.