A beast of a tale, for true!
Twelve-year-old Hatcher Hampton eagerly embarks on his first “men’s” fishing trip, a family tradition. He accompanies Grampa Grump and his older brother Hunter to the Big Fish Fishing Rodeo on Bayou Vivré. The $500 prize is just enough to save his family from eviction. Hatch is determined to show up his brother and win the cash reward. Misadventure soon unfolds in the bayou backcountry. The Hamptons go up against the one-armed man Lazarre and discover a legend of the swamp. Hatch comes face-to-face with his greatest fear and learns important lessons about self and family. This middle-reader is a rollicking and offbeat tale that will surely delight the boy in everyone.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is one of those books that when you think you know what is going to happen, you don’t know anything at all. And the way the author tells the story really pulls you in. The characters seem so real: the older brother who is always playing tricks on Hatcher, the little brother that is always trying to do what Hatcher does, the Mom who tries to make everything alright, and the grumpy grandpa who really has a big heart underneath it all, rounding out this family dynamic. You’re going to love this boy, this family and this bayou fishing tale. . . I especially like the surprise ending!