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Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story

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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  20 reviews
One beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favorite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa—the different kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favorite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s stories. But, this time, hearing the story about Mom’s big catch on her first cast ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Harry N. Abrams
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Donalyn
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wonderful multi-generational story with lots of facts about fly fishing.
Kelly Long
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is such a cute picture book and the illustrations are well done.
KC
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
All about fly fishing w grandpa.
Elaine Mullane
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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My husband and I first came across this children’s book on Instagram when a person my husband follows recommended it. We are both keen fans of the outdoors and my husband is obsessed with fly fishing. We even spent our honeymoon in Idaho and Montana (and in Yellowstone National Park).

This book is such a comforting read for us. It explores nature and family in a way that really appeals to children. The young boy in the story, Art, loves driving down to the river with his Mom and Grandpa. He love
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The Library Lady
This is a charming story about a boy going fly fishing with his mother and his grandfather. Grandfather reminisces about how he took the boy's mom fly fishing the same way, and imparts fishing lore.

The art is magnificent--and if you know an adult fly fishing enthusiast, they will probably adore the detailed illustrations of fly lures on the inner covers. For those who appreciate Kirkus style reviews, the boy, his mother and his grandfather are all white. The final spread apparently shows the boy
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Jane
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it
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Down by the River is the story of a grandpa, mom, and boy who go fly fishing. Andrew Weiner really hasn’t included much plot in the picture book. The family gets ready to go fishing. Once they get to their fishing spot mom goes off on her own while grandpa and boy fish together. Grandpa tells stories from when he was young and when the mom was young. I found the story to be boring, but I suppose if you are a fly fisherman the book could have more appeal. The book does end with a non fiction sect ...more
Cindy Dobrez
Grandpa teaches the next generation about flyfishing while spinning stories about when he taught his grandson's mother to fly fish. My favorite spread is the closeup of Grandpa's two hand catch and release of the boy's brown trout catch. The endpaper displays of fly fishing lures and the fly fishing and conservation backmatter are bonus treats!
Darinda
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Art goes fly fishing with his mother and grandfather. The family loves sharing memories about their fishing adventures. A sweet multi-generational story. Lots of fun information about fly fishing. Wonderful illustrations.
Drusilla
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Exceptional book telling the story of a grandpa, ma and grandson on his eight birthday. Not only is it a lovely story but also clearly explains fishing and has wonderful illustrations. A must book for any child who likes to fish!
Kelly
Lovely story with nice illustrations.
Tracie
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A young boy, his mother and his grandfather build memories as they fly fish.
Karen
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was had me in tears! Great story about fishing and passing on traditions.
Connie
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
A nice way to introduce fishing to kids!
Bonnie Arriola
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Perfect for a grandfather/father/son read.
Edward Sullivan
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Lovely inter-generational story with handsome handsomely illustrated by April Chu. Check out the beautifully rendered fishing flies on the end papers
Elisabeth
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
this is for the super duper fly fishing fan.
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