A Different Pond

A Different Pond


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A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls "a must-read for our times," A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new. As a young boy, Bao and his father awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. Thi Bui's striking, evocative art paired with Phi's expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews and numerous awards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623708030
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: Fiction Picture Books
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 28,507
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Bao Phi was born in vietnam and raised in the phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. He is an author, a poet, a community organizer, and a father.

Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and grew up in California and New York. Now all these places are a part of her. She draws and writes and teaches. She recently completed her first graphic novel, The Best We Could Do (Abrams, 2017), which is about her mother and father.


• Highly Acclaimed: Caldecott Honor Book, Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor and New Illustrator Honor, Charlotte Zolotow Award • Authentic memoir form Bao Phi, acclaimed poet and political activist from Minneapolis, Minnesota • Gorgeous illustrations by Thi Bui, creator of the critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir (Abrams Comic Arts, 2017) • Powerful storytelling: Details Phi's childhood immigrant experience through a simple story about fishing • Unique: Celebrates family history and the sacrifices that families make for each other

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