Down by the River Book
Down by the River Book
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Down by the River

Written by Andrew Weiner and illustrated by April Chu

Published by Abrams

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One beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favorite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa—the different kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favorite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s stories. But, this time, hearing the story about Mom’s big catch on her first cast ever makes Art feel insecure about his own fishing skills. But, as Art hooks a beautiful brown trout, he finds reassurance in Grandpa’s stories and marvels in the sport and a day spent with family, promising to continue the tradition with his own grandkids generations later.

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  • Age Range: 5-7
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: January 1, 1960
  • ISBN: 141972293X
  • ISBN 13: 978-1419722936
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Andrew Weiner

Andrew Weiner is a longtime publishing professional and an avid fly-fisher. He lives in Albany, California.

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Andrew Weiner

April Chu

April Chu is an architect and an illustrator of children’s books, including Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine and In a Village by the Sea. She lives in Oakland, California

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