A Different Pond

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Published: January 2018
For Ages: Ages 6-8+
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Author: Bao Phi
Illustrator: Thi Bui

Product Category: Picture Books / Picture Bk: Multicultural

Brand: Capstone Young Readers
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Published By: Capstone
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Published: 16-Jan-2018
Format: Hardback, 32 pages
RRP: $24.99
ISBN: 9781623708030
 
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 6-8
Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son and between cultures, old and new. A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event—a long-ago fishing trip. 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. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. The New York Times has said that Bao Phi’s poetry “rhymes with the truth.” Together with graphic novelist Thi Bui’s striking, evocative art, Phi’s expertly crafted prose reflects an immigrant family making its way in a new home while honoring its bonds to the past.

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