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Milton & Odie and the Bigger-than- Bigmouth Bass

Written & illustrated by Mary Ann Fraser
Published by Charlesbridge
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When faced with a challenge—or a super cold morning—Milton grumbles and Odie sees the bright side. Whiling away the hours at their respective fishing holes, neither Milton nor Odie get even the tiniest nibble . . . until Milton snags Odie’s pole. But does that mean fishing is over? On facing pages, Milton and Odie approach life with contrasting attitudes. Milton’s sure there isn’t a fish for miles, but Odie embraces the joy of anticipation, imagining that a bigmouth bass will be along any minute. Sweetly simple illustrations reveal the ups and downs of patience and expectation in this fish story about the one that didn’t get away.

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Who Wrote Milton & Odie and the Bigger-than- Bigmouth Bass

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Mary Ann Fraser

Mary Ann Fraser is the author/illustrator of over sixty fiction and non-fiction books for children, including No Yeti Yet (Peter Pauper Press), Heebie-Jeebie-Jeebie Jamboree (Boyds Mills Press), the Ogg & Bob books (Two Lions) Ten Mile Day(Henry Holt), and several titles for The Let’s Read-and-Find-Out series, including Where Are the Night Animals (HarperCollins). Her books have received a Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Book Links Book of the Year, IRA Young Readers Choice Award, and American Booksellers “Pick of the List.” When she is not writing, illustrating, or giving school presentations, she is painting murals, playing her hammered dulcimer, in her garden talking to her turtles, or reading.

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To all the optimists who give others hope

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Publication Date:
October 1, 2019
Text Details:
Display type set in Imperfectly by Mats-Peter Forss. Text type set in Bembo by Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Illustration Details:
Illustrations were done in gouache, crayon, and pencil on paper.
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