Fishing with Dad: Lessons of Love and Lure from Father to Son

Fishing with Dad: Lessons of Love and Lure from Father to Son




A thoughtful, multigenerational tale of Sunday fishing trips with Dad, as seen through the eyes of the author as a young boy.

This lyrical story recaptures all the Sundays Michael J. Rosen spent fishing with his father at their favorite holes. He listens to his father’s advice on how to bait, cast, and be patient. Years down the road Rosen watches his father pass on the same lessons to his grandson.

A story of wonder and discovery for young anglers, a gift of nostalgia and love for grown-up experts, Fishing with Dad is a story for everyone whose memories include unhurried time at the water’s edge, tossing a hook and a bit of hope into the current.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579652869
Publisher: Artisan
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 6.25(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Michael J. Rosen has written, edited, or illustrated a veritable kennel of books, including Workman's Kids' Best Dog Book; Artisan's Horse People, Fishing with Dad, and My Bug; and The Dog Department: James Thurber on Hounds, Scotties, and Talking Poodles and May Contain Nuts: A Very Loose Canon of American Humor. Many of his anthologies have supported humane efforts through the Company of Animals Fund, which he founded in 1990. He lives with his pack on 100 acres in central Ohio.

For the last seventeen years, Will Shively has created award-winning photographs in the areas of architecture and fashion, for publications such as Newsweek and Dance Magazine. Fishing with Dad is his first children's book.

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Sandra_McGuire More than 1 year ago
A multigenerational story that brings up growing up and growing older and lifespan activities such as fishing. When the author was young he went fishing with his father and now his son does. A story of intergenerational sharing and caring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This tale of fishing together is universal. It's about time at the water's edge. It's about passing time, and passing along knowledge. It's about that bond that something simple and mysterious and giddy as catching a fish can provide. By no means a kid's book, although children would certainly enjoy it. The photographs look more like watercolors, and the images are as much of my family as they are of the author's. A lasting celebration of that childhood fishing trip. For father's day, sure. And for any other person and any other day. PLUS a very cool fishing secret to pass along to your own small child.