Synopses & Reviews
Lucy and her Grandfather are a team, and what they like to do best on saturday mornings is go down to the river in Grandpas old red truck and fish. Not for small fry, but for the big one, a silvery salmon so huge it could almost pull their rowboat through the river. In this tale of hope, frustration and reward, Lucy finally does hook the big one and what happens to her salmon, and the way she comes to terms with catching, and then losing, something she has dreamed about, is a drama any fisherman worth his (or in this case, her) bait will recognize as real and true. Dennis Cunninghams vinyl cut illustrations are black, bold, and arresting, a perfect compliment to the story. This fish tale ends with a girl losing a fish. But as her Grandpa observes, Lucy, my girl, we may return with an empty crell, but we come home with full hearts.