A Different Pond

A gently nuanced story of an early morning fishing trip shows the beauty and struggle of 9781479597468.jpga Vietnamese American family. It’s a quiet story, but the words and images are so lovely, it conjures a pure picture of one day in one family’s life.

Based loosely on the boyhood of author Bao PhiA Different Pond is brought to life by Thi Bui’s graphic novel style illustrations. Both the author and illustrator have informative notes at the end, along with photos from their childhoods.

Watch the book trailer from Capstone below and visit Joanne Roberts’ blog for more picture books surrounding Vietnam and immigration.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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7 Responses to A Different Pond

  1. I’ve read this book and you’re absolutely right; it’s a beautiful story.

  2. Such a quiet, but powerful story. Love the intergenerational sharing in this one!

  3. Andrea Mack says:

    A lovely book. So much to talk about and think about when reading aloud.

  4. The book trailer is so touching. I’m looking forward to reading this lovely story. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I love this book. So much beauty in the relationship, the story, the illustrations.

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