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Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

by Laura Purdie Salas, Scott Gustafson (Consultant), Kathy Beaulieu (Consultant)

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In winter, frozen lakes become a paradise for fishing enthusiasts. Discover how these hardy ice fishers bundle up, make a hole in the ice, and drop in a line.


In winter, frozen lakes become a paradise for fishing enthusiasts. Discover how these hardy ice fishers bundle up, make a hole in the ice, and drop in a line.

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Dedicated to investigating some lesser-known outdoor activities, The Great Outdoors series explores the techniques, equipment, and finally, the safety issues that surround several outdoor sports. Ice Fishing explores the frigid winter fun of bundling up against the cold and dropping a line into a hole cut in the ice, hoping to pull a fish from the water. Sections devoted to ice fishing history, fishing techniques, safety concerns, and even conservation are accompanied by photos of common species and even a recipe for preparing the catch. Each volume in this series features color photographs, a short glossary, and suggestions for both print and electronic sources for more information. This series will appeal to school and public libraries looking for books to round out their sports or adventure sections. The easy-to-read style, added resources, and visually pleasing format would make this series a good choice for reluctant readers and for students new to research. Only its brevity and lack of depth keep it from being a stand-alone resource. Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Biblio. VOYA Codes: 4Q 3P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2002, Capstone, 48p. PLB
— Heather Hepler
Children's Literature - Jamie Hain
This book provides an introduction to all aspects of ice fishing from fishing licenses to conservation concerns. Equipment, skills, and techniques needed to ice fish are covered in detail as well as the differences between early ice fishing practices and modern day techniques. This book also includes information on how to stay safe while out on the ice, including what clothing best helps ice fishers stay warm and tips on spotting ice that is too thin to walk on. Part of "The Great Outdoors" series, this book contains a recipe for cooking Italian Style Walleye, a guide to several North American fish species, a glossary of terms specific to ice fishing, and a list of sources where interested readers can find more information about the sport of ice fishing. Great for anyone interested in learning about ice-fishing, this book is also a good resource for schools, winter camps, and groups in the Northern USA and Canada who offer ice fishing as an activity. Reviewer: Jamie Hain

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
The Great Outdoors Series
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, including Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at laursalas.com.

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