A beast of a tale, for true!
Hatcher Hampton is turning twelve. Per family tradition, he’ll be entering his first fishing rodeo, hoping to prove he’s better than his older brother. First prize wins $500—money that could save his family from being evicted from their home—and the winner gets his picture in the paper!
Reality soon intervenes in Hatcher’s heroic fantasy as he faces pestering insects, a one-armed man, angry seas, boat blunders, and an old swamp legend. Getting stuck in a mosquito-infested swamp with Grampa Grump and no extra underwear isn’t what he had in mind in this coming-of-age story like no other!
About the Author
Gary Alipio was raised in a city where the locals were bursting with tall tales about ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. Today, he draws inspiration from those hair-raising, humid evenings and still lives never too far from that same city. With a knack for humor and heart, Alipio likes to blur the lines between the scary and the silly. The former advertising writer drafted his first screenplay at twelve, and since that time continues his craft with the same youthful passion.
The Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou
Written by Gary Alipio
96 pp. 5.5 x 8.5
JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Water Sports
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Age & grade: 8-12 & 3-7
Reading ease: 84.2 Flesch-Kincaid grade level: 4.1
ISBN: 9781455623471 pb