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Hook, Line and Seeker: A Beginner's Guide to Fishing, Boating and Watching Water Wildlife
     

Hook, Line and Seeker: A Beginner's Guide to Fishing, Boating and Watching Water Wildlife

by Jim Arnosky (Illustrator)
 

This all-you-need-to-know guidebook with its flexible cover will be the one kids take with them when they are boating and fishing. A must-have for all active kids.

This handbook to fishing, boating, and water wildlife brings together Jim Arnosky's knowledge, skills, and talents in one wonderful package. Illustrated with his trademark watercolors, pen-and-ink

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This all-you-need-to-know guidebook with its flexible cover will be the one kids take with them when they are boating and fishing. A must-have for all active kids.

This handbook to fishing, boating, and water wildlife brings together Jim Arnosky's knowledge, skills, and talents in one wonderful package. Illustrated with his trademark watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, and photographs, it is packed with information. Both the text and the art give directions and advice.
Fishing chapter includes how to choose and use fishing tackle; how to fish in lakes, streams, and the ocean; and how to catch and release fish. Color plates spotlight fish kids are most likely to see in each environment.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
Part 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.
—Brenna Shanks

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439455848
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Hook, Line And Seeker
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1070L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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