Grace loves being with her gramps, but there are things she is not so sure of: the dark; scary movies; trying new things she has never tried before. So when Gramps takes her fishing on a dark, foggy m
Grace loves being with her gramps, but there are things she is not so sure of: the dark; scary movies; trying new things she has never tried before. So when Gramps takes her fishing on a dark, foggy morning, she has her doubts — lots of them. How can she tell Gramps she's not as keen on adventure as he is without spoiling their time together? Some bemused assurance from Gramps and a timely flash of creativity from Grace solve the problem and prove once and for all that no one is too young to go fishing or to face new challenges. Fire Pie Trout brings the warmth of a special family relationship and the excitement of growing just a little bigger to the darkest, foggiest of mornings.
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won an essay contest when she was in grade two and has been a writer ever since. She lives in a tiny green house with her husband, two daughters, one grand-daughter, and a dog. The house is full, but there is always room for stories. Melanie loves to write for children. Her goal is to kindle their love of words, ignite their imaginations, and spark their creativity. She has many published articles to her credit, but Fire Pie Trout is her first picture book.
spent her childhood in Nepean, Ontario. For as long as she can remember, she wanted to become an artist. After studying graphic design, she put all her energies into illustrating. The result has been several beautiful picture books and awards, among them the Christie Harris Illustrated Children?s Literature Prize and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. Renné and her husband live in St. Thomas, Ontario with their two children.
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"The handsomely designed book has substantial text and nicely composed illustrations. Though it is not an early reader, simple vocabulary, repetition and uncomplicated sentence structure make it a good choice for beginning readers. Like the story's heroine, transitioning readers may feel they are taking a step up to big-kid literature."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Illustrator Renné Benoit has successfully captured the feeling of a cool, misty morning turning to sunshine and the warm relationship between adult and child."
— CM Magazine
"From the special lunch Grace prepares on her own to the delightful conversation between Grace and her Gramps makes a heartwarming story about love and friendship."
— EverythingMom blog