The Fishing Lesson (Hardcover)

By Heinrich Boell, Emile Bravo (Illustrator)

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 9780802855039, 44pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2018

List Price: 17.00*
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A hilarious read with an important message

A humble fisherman is taking a nap in his boat when a tourist interrupts him. The outspoken tourist points out that instead of napping, the fisherman could go out and catch more fish, which would eventually earn him enough money to buy a proper motor-boat. The tourist continues to embellish his idea, envisioning canneries, restaurants, and private helicopters. But the fisher-man has his own ideas about what success looks like.

With comic-like illustrations that emphasize the story's humor, this funny and thoughtful book will inspire readers to celebrate life's simple pleasures and enjoy the here and now.