Fishtale by Hans Bauer

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What might have been an ordinary fishing trip becomes an unforgettable adventure when twelve-year-old Sawyer Brown pursues a legendary giant catfish and a stolen ring that may hold the key to his mother’s life.

Sawyer’s family runs a catfish farm in rural Mississippi. When his widowed mom gets sick after a pond “cat” swallows her wedding ring, Sawyer is sure the missing ring is to blame. Strange clues and a local myth convince him that the pond cat has become a meal for a far more challenging catch. He sets out with two friends and his stowaway little sister to solve the secret of the ring.

Journeying deep into a remote bayou, the foursome must rely on their wits and each other to navigate the teeming swamp, outsmart a sneaky poacher, and overcome their differences in pursuit of a colossal catfish. But this is no ordinary fish. This is Ol’ One Eye—the biggest, oldest, smartest, and meanest darn cat that ever swam the Yazoo River! And before long, the adventurers aren’t sure who is chasing who.

This is a fish tale that readers won’t want to miss.


About Hans Bauer

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Hans Bauer is a photographer and screenwriter whose credits include Anaconda and Titan AE. He divides his time between Los Angeles and the Texas Hill Country. Fishtale is his first novel. Catherine Masciola is a writer, artist, educator, and night-sky naturalist. She has taught at several universities and serves as a Night Sky Ambassador to the National Park Service. She resides near Palm Springs, California. Fishtale is her first novel.
Published November 6, 2012 by Two Lions. 207 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Four kids in rural Mississippi set out to catch an enormous, legendary catfish that gives them the chase of their lives in what can only be called “one heck of a fish tale.” Since their father died in Vietnam, 12-year-old Sawyer and 9-year-old Elvira help their mother, Rose, run the family’s ca...

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When Sawyer’s mother falls ill after losing her wedding ring to a catfish, Sawyer is sure that retrieving the ring will save her—and save Elvira and himself from having to move in with his Aunt Sarah and know-it-all cousin, Truman.

Oct 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Fishtale

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