A Different Pond

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Capstone, Jan 1, 2017 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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." Kirkus Reviews calls A Different Pond "a must-read for our times". Thi Bui's striking, evocative art paired with Phi's expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews.
 

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

A Vietnamese immigrant father and his son go fishing before sun-up. Unlike most Americans who fish for sport, this family fishes because it provides food for the table. The father works multiple jobs ... Read full review

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Vietnamese-American poet Bao Phi makes his children's book debut with A Different Pond, a poignant autobiographically-inspired picture-book about a young boy and his early morning fishing trip with ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Bao Phi was born in Vietnam and raised in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis.nbsp;His debut picture book for Capstone was the award-winning A Different Pond. It received starred reviews from numerous publications including Booklist, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Kirkus. Bao is an author, a poet, a community organizer, and a father.

Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and grew up in California and New York. Now all these places are a part of her. She draws and writes and teaches. She recently completed her first graphic novel, The Best We Could Do (Abrams, 2017), which is about her mother and father.

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