A Different Pond


This quiet story is about a young Vietnamese boy and his father who go fishing early in the morning in Minneapolis so that the family can have food to eat. They don’t fish for recreation. They bond as the father tells the boy about fishing in his homeland of Vietnam, as well as a bit about the war where he was a soldier. Beautifully illustrated in vividly colored, graphic novel panels, the book conveys a powerful message. Notes from both the poet-author and the illustrator are included. mjw
Title: A Different Pond
Author: Bao Phi
: Thi Bui
: Capstone Young Readers. North Mankato, Minnesota
: 2017
Original Language
: English
: 978-1479597468
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 6-8
: Picture book
Book setting
: Minneapolis
Author’s ethnicity
: Vietnamese
Author’s residence
: Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Vietnamese
Illustrator’s residence
: U.S.
: 2018 Caldecott Honor
: Asian Americans, Fathers and sons, Fishing, Emigrants and immigrants, Poverty, Vietnam

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