The Boy and the Trout
Harry, a boy with a passion for fishing, visits his favourite place, a crystal-clear chalk stream where kingfishers dart and minnows abound. He is there to catch a trout. Will he be lucky? His quest turns into a small adventure, involving meeting lots of animals and other wildlife on the way.
This delightful story book, illustrated with delicate water colours, aims to encourage early primary school kids to follow Harry’s lead and go fishing whilst meanwhile enjoying the outdoors.
Author: Richard ffrench-Constant
Publisher: Brambleby Books
Year of Publication: 5 November 2019
Format and Pages: Hardback 32pp
ISBN: 978 1 908241 580
Retail Price: £9.99
Our Discount Price: £8.00
Sample text from The Boy and the Trout
A chalk stream is more than just a stream. It is a dream made real in crystal, where kingfishers dart and minnows abound. Into this dream comes Harry, a boy with a passion for fishing.
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Reviews and readers' comments
What a great present to inspire a youngster to love the outdoors. - Nigel Botherway, presenter of the Fisherman's Blue Talkshow
The books is because it is quite unusual in its style – it is a real mixture of poetry and prose and – as an English teacher for many years – it is a great way to help children identify poetic/figurative devices in prose. Some children may think ‘today we are doing poetry’ but, of course, poetry is all around in so many genres and it is wonderful for children to understand this. And the illustrations – they are beautiful and I found them almost nostalgic; the wellies and the hat – the pictures of rural Britain at its finest! - Ms Patterson, Head Teacher, Truro School Cornwall^ Top of Page ^