Fishing in the Air

by Sharon Creech & Illustrated by Chris Raschka

“In an inspired pairing, Creech and Raschka combine their considerable talents for this poignant exploration of the ties that bind one generation to another.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Publishers Weekly Best Book
Child Magazine Best Book
Society of Illustrators Original Art Show

About the Story

A father and his young son embark in the early morning with their fishing poles and worms. They bond with each other while casting their lines in a river, clear and cool. Beyond just fish, they catch the sky, the sun, and memories of the father as a young boy. This is a heart warming story that poetically demonstrates the strong relationship between a father and his son and the importance of spending quality time and memories together.

With the beautiful and colorful illustrations, this is an excellent book to read to a young child and a great opportunity to share memories and time together!

Beautifully Illustrated by Chris Raschka

Chris Raschka, a Caldecott Honor artist, paints a beautiful story in water color that reflects the poetic story of a young boy and father out fishing. The paintings are whimsical and imaginative and add a new depth to the Creech's tale of family bonds and love.
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Creech, S. (2000). Fishing in the Air. New York: HarperCollins.