A Different Pond by Phi, Bao

A Different Pond

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A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls a must-read for our times, A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new. As a young boy, Bao and his father 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. Thi Bui's striking, evocative art paired with Phi's expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews and numerous awards.

Author: Bao Phi
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
Published: 08/01/2017
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.01lbs
Size: 11.10h x 9.25w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781623708030
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 190082 / Different Pond

Award: Caldecott Medal - Honor Book
Award: Ezra Jack Keats Book Award - Honor Book
Award: Ezra Jack Keats Book Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 06/12/2017
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2017 pg. 139
Booklist 07/01/2017 pg. 66
School Library Journal 08/01/2017 pg. 75
Foreword 07/31/2017
Shelf Awareness 08/04/2017
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2017
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2017 pg. 74
Shelf Awareness 12/19/2017
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2018 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Bui, Thi: - 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.Phi, Bao: - Bao Phi was born in Vietnam and raised in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. He is an author, a poet, a community organizer, and a father.

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