My father's boat

by Garland, Sherry.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB GARLAND Sherry
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB GARLAND Sherry
Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP THI GARLAND
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
A young boy spends a day with his father on his shrimp boat, listening as his father describes how his own father fished on the South China Sea.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this poignant tale, a Vietnamese American boy heads out into the Gulf of Mexico on his father's shrimp boat. He learns how to store shrimp in ice chests and to shake "angry" crabs from the nets. But more important, he hears his father tell stories of his own father, a shrimp fisherman on the South China Sea, and of the war that separated them: "He could not leave the land he loved, and I could not stay." Garland (The Lotus Seed) welds telling details of the sea, sky and fishing life into a powerful narrative engine that draws the reader into the deeper waters of unspoken sentiments. Her skillful, simply worded descriptions ("Over the water men's voices float, deep and hoarse, as if they haven't drunk their morning coffee yet") are ably matched by Rand's (Baby in a Basket) sometimes impressionistic seascapes and realistic portraits. One particularly moving double-page spread shows the boy and his father facing the grandfather, worlds apart yet brought together by thought and memory. A haunting evocation of the aches and solaces of being a father and of being a son. Ages 5-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction.
Fishers -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,1998
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Rand, Ted.
Language English
Description 1 volume (upaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
ISBN 0590478672
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