Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story (Hardcover)
Down by the River is an absolute treasure! A wonderful generational story about a family’s love for flyfishing meets true facts about the sport with a beautiful backdrop of illustrations. Coloradoans will applaud the detail and accuracy of such a book and is the perfect first fishing book to gift to kids. Grab this book and head “down by the river” while it’s still warm!— Stephanie Coleman, Lead Buyer
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 ever makes Art feel insecure about his own fishing skills. But, as Art hooks a beautiful brown trout, he finds reassurance in Grandpa's stories and marvels in the sport and a day spent with family, promising to continue the tradition with his own grandkids generations later. Illustrated with lush imagery by rising star April Chu, Down by the River celebrates fishing, family, and fun.
About the Author
Andrew Weiner is a longtime publishing professional and an avid fly-fisher. He lives in Albany, California. April Chu is an architect and an illustrator of children's books, including Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine and In a Village by the Sea. She lives in Oakland, California.