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A different pond / written by Bao Phi ; illustrated by Thi Bui.

By: Phi, Bao, 1975- [author.].
Contributor(s): Bui, Thi [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781623708030; 1623708036; 9781479597468; 1479597465; 9781549049705; 1549049704.Subject(s): Vietnamese Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Fishing stories | Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction | Immigrants -- Fiction | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Fishing -- Fiction | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Social Topics -- Emigration & Immigration | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- Asian American | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Social Topics -- Homelessness & Poverty | Immigrants | Fishing stories | Fathers and sons | Vietnamese Americans | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Fishing -- Fiction | Immigrants -- Fiction | Vietnamese Americans -- FictionGenre/Form: Fishing stories. | Minnesota author. | Picture books. | Fishing stories. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books.DDC classification: [E] Awards: Caldecott Honor, 2018 | School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017 | Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2017 | Horn Book Fanfare List, 2017 | Charlotte Zolotow Award Winner, 2018 | Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor, 2018 | Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor, 2018Summary: "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"--
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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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P543di (Browse shelf) Available 0000002247203

"As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"--

620 Lexile.

Elementary Grade.

Text in English.

Caldecott Honor, 2018

School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017

Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2017

Horn Book Fanfare List, 2017

Charlotte Zolotow Award Winner, 2018

Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor, 2018

Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor, 2018

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This gorgeous tale about a father/son fishing trip shows the interconnectedness of family and the inexorable way that generational history impacts the present. The story is told from the boy's perspective, as his father wakes him long before dawn to go fishing. Although the child enjoys the outing as a special adventure with his dad, they are fishing for food, not sport, and they must be home in time for the father to leave for work. The quiet time together provides opportunities for the man to talk about his past life fishing with his brother in a different pond in Vietnam, long ago before the war and before coming to America. After they return home, triumphant, with a bucket of fish, the boy contemplates his role as the youngest in the family-no longer a baby-and even though he is sad that both his parents have to work, he knows there will be a happy, love-filled family dinner later that night. Bui's cinematic illustrations make use of panels and weighted lines, evoking the perfect background or facial expression for each piece of text. The text placement and composition of the illustrations allow each occurrence or observation to be its own distinct event, stringing together the small, discrete moments that make up a life, a memory, and a history into a cohesive whole. VERDICT This gentle coming-of-age story is filled with loving, important aspects of the immigrant experience and is a first purchase for all libraries.-Anna Haase Krueger, Ramsey County Library, MN © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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