The Gift (Hardcover)

By Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator), Kristine Franklin

Chronicle Books, 9780811804479, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1999

List Price: 14.95*
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Jimmy Joe can hardly believe it. Fish Woman has invited him to go fishing. And not just regular fishing, but salmon fishing. Some say that Fish Woman might be a witch, but salmon fishing...well, that's an invitation you just can't turn down. So he puts on his hat, his sweater and his yellow slicker, and Jimmy Joe and Fish Woman head out to sea for an adventure more magical than he ever could have imagined.
Vibrant watercolors in glowing hues of blue, green, and red bring alive the beauty of the sea, the magnificence of the mighty whales that live within it, and the warmth of the characters, making this a special story about friendship and the true meaning of giving.

About the Author

Kristine L. Franklin lives in Minnesota. She is the author of several award-winning books for children.

Barbara Lavallee lives in Alaska. Her vibrant watercolor illustrations are well-known for their depictions of a wide range of Alaskan life.