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Seven hours pass. Not one fish. Has anyone seen a fish?
On the surface, it might seem like ice fishing, with its hours in a tiny shack awaiting an elusive crappie or pike, would not be a great match for kids. However, as scores of grandparents and parents know, this unique northern pastime holds special magic for a child.
One Frozen Lake tells the story of a grandfather and grandchild on several ice-fishing adventures. ramshackle ice towns sprout up. Ice shack neighbors share piping-hot cocoa and humorous stories. Eye-catching lures and jigs dance at the end of the fishing line. And mysterious, silvery ice tunnels connect the community above with the one below.
Will they ever catch a fish? Perhaps that's beside the point.
Deborah Jo Larson's engaging narrative, a celebration of her childhood spent on frozen lakes, comes alive with appealing scenes expertly crafted by award-winning children's book artists Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, who create shimmering worlds above and below the ice. One Frozen Lake tells of a tradition being passed from one generation to the next, a tradition that encourages spending unhurried time together sharing winter's gifts— and creating precious memories that last long after the ice melts.
|Publisher:||Minnesota Historical Society Press|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
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A beautiful read aloud--perfect for curling up with the kids. I love the original pictures (plaid fish!) and the warm relationship between the granfather and the boy. Ice fishing is a unique and facinating topic for everyone especially the kids..