Skyfishing (Hardcover)

(A Grand Tale with Grandpa)

By Gideon Sterer, Poly Bernatene (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9781419719110, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2017

List Price: 17.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


When Grandpa—a fishing connoisseur—moves to the city to live with his family, it doesn’t take him long to notice that there is nowhere to fish. Unfazed, his granddaughter proposes they pretend to fish out a window . . . until they actually catch something: a Flying Litterfish! Soon the two are catching all kinds of fish: Laundry Eels and Signfish, a Constructionfish and a Waste-muncher. It’s all in good fun, until the skyfishing attracts the attention of the Troublefish (read: police car). This might be the end of their skyfishing, but it’s just the beginning of their new friendship. Skyfishing is an imaginative debut picture book that celebrates the magic of companionship.

About the Author

Gideon Sterer is the author of Skyfishing and a recent graduate of Oberlin College. He lives in Brooklyn. Cory Godbey is an illustrator for picture books, covers, comics, editorial, advertising, animated shorts, and films. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Visit him at

Poly Bernatene is an Argentinean illustrator who’s worked on more than 60 children’s books all over the world, including Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira and The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett.

Praise For Skyfishing: (A Grand Tale with Grandpa)

"A sweet tale of how the power of play helps an elder adjust to a new life."

— Kirkus

"A magical picture book that sweetly portrays intergenerational love and imagination."

— School Library Journal

"Bernatene’s rich, energetic scenes are full of comical details to discover, and the vibrant
brushstroke spreads and old-fashioned fishing advertisements on the inner title pages add to the story’s whimsy."

— Booklist