One Frozen Lake by Deborah Jo Larson

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Seven hours pass.
Not one fish.
Has anyone seen a fish?

On the surface, it might seem like ice fishing, with its hours in a tiny shack awaiting an elusive crappie or pike, would not be a great match for kids. However, as scores of grandparents and parents know, this unique northern pastime holds special magic for a child.

One Frozen Lake tells the story of a grandfather and grandchild on several ice-fishing adventures. Ramshackle ice towns sprout up. Ice shack neighbors share piping-hot cocoa and humorous stories. Eye-catching lures and jigs dance at the end of the fishing line. And mysterious, silvery ice tunnels connect the community above with the one below. 

Will they ever catch a fish? Perhaps that’s beside the point.

Deborah Jo Larson’s engaging narrative, a celebration of her childhood spent on frozen lakes, comes alive with appealing scenes expertly crafted by award-winning children’s book artists Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, who create shimmering worlds above and below the ice. One Frozen Lake tells of a tradition being passed from one generation to the next, a tradition that encourages spending unhurried time together sharing winter’s gifts—and creating precious memories that last long after the ice melts.

This is Deborah Jo Larson’s first picture book. Her fiction has appeared in Stories for Children online magazine. Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher have collaborated on over thirty books for children, including Dr. Seuss’s My Many Colored Days and Garrison Keillor’s Cat, You Better Come Home.
 

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Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson have worked as a creative team for over 22 years and have illustrated over 30 children's books including Dr. Seuss's "My Many Colored Days, "Jon Scieszka's "The Frog Prince, Continued "and Lois Duncan's "I Walk the Night "which was recognized as a "New York Times "Best Illustrated Book. They live in Moraga, California. Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson have worked as a creative team for over 22 years and have illustrated over 30 children's books including Dr. Seuss's "My Many Colored Days, "Jon Scieszka's "The Frog Prince, Continued "and Lois Duncan's "I Walk the Night "which was recognized as a "New York Times "Best Illustrated Book. They live in Moraga, California.
 
Published November 1, 2012 by Minnesota Historical Society Press. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books.

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Larson debuts with an atmospheric ode to ice fishing and intergenerational companionship, and she reels in a pair of pros as collaborators: Johnson and Fancher (It's Milking Time) fill their spreads w

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Larson debuts with an atmospheric ode to ice fishing and intergenerational companionship, and she reels in a pair of pros as collaborators: Johnson and Fancher (It's Milking Time) fill their spreads w

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Library shelves may creak and strain under the weight of football and basketball books, and groan and sag under stress from baseball books, but how much space is allotted to ice fishing?

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