My Father's Boat by Sherry Garland

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Breathtaking seascapes and a lyrical text portray three generations of fishermen. This picture book evokes a passion for fishing, the livelihood shared by a Vietnamese grandfather, an immigrant father, and an American-born son. Full color.
 

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SHERRY GARLAND is the author of many award-winning novels anSHERRY GARLAND is the author of many award-winning novels and picture books, including Indio, The Last Rainmaker. She lid picture books, including Indio, The Last Rainmaker. She lives in central Texas. www.sherrygarland.com ves in central Texas. www.sherrygarland.com Ted Rand was the acclaimed illustrator of more than 70 picture books, including, for Clarion, The Memory String and Secret Place by Eve Bunting and Ice Palace by Deborah Blumenthal. He died in 2005 at his home in Mercer Island, Washington.
 
Published May 1, 1998 by Scholastic. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The boy notices that “it feels lonely, out on the sea, but my father says that is part of a fisherman’s life—being alone with the ocean and sky and creatures living below, and alone with your memories.” When they stop to eat cold rice and sip hot tea, the father sings songs he learned in Vietnam,...

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"In this poignant tale, a Vietnamese-American boy heads out into the Gulf of Mexico on his father's shrimp boat and hears his father tell stories of his own father, and of the war that separated them," wrote PW.

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