Skyfishing: (A Grand Tale with Grandpa) (Hardcover)

Skyfishing: (A Grand Tale with Grandpa) By Gideon Sterer, Poly Bernatene (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gideon Sterer, Poly Bernatene (Illustrator)
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When Grandpa—a fishing connoisseur—moves to the city to live with his family, it doesn’t take him long to notice that there is nowhere to fish. Unfazed, his granddaughter proposes they pretend to fish out a window . . . until they actually catch something: a Flying Litterfish! Soon the two are catching all kinds of fish: Laundry Eels and Signfish, a Constructionfish and a Waste-muncher. It’s all in good fun, until the skyfishing attracts the attention of the Troublefish (read: police car). This might be the end of their skyfishing, but it’s just the beginning of their new friendship. Skyfishing is an imaginative debut picture book that celebrates the magic of companionship.

About the Author

Gideon Sterer is the author of Skyfishing and a recent graduate of Oberlin College. He lives in Brooklyn. Cory Godbey is an illustrator for picture books, covers, comics, editorial, advertising, animated shorts, and films. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Visit him at

Poly Bernatene is an Argentinean illustrator who’s worked on more than 60 children’s books all over the world, including Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira and The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett.

Praise For…

"A sweet tale of how the power of play helps an elder adjust to a new life."
— Kirkus

"A magical picture book that sweetly portrays intergenerational love and imagination."
— School Library Journal

"Bernatene’s rich, energetic scenes are full of comical details to discover, and the vibrant
brushstroke spreads and old-fashioned fishing advertisements on the inner title pages add to the story’s whimsy."
— Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419719110
ISBN-10: 1419719114
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 11th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English