A Million Fish...More or Less

by Patricia C. McKissack and Dena Schutzer

Inspired by the tall tales of Papa-Daddy and Elder Abbajon, young Hugh Thomas recounts... read more

Inspired by the tall tales of Papa-Daddy and Elder Abbajon, young Hugh Thomas recounts a whopper of a fish tale of his own after a day of fishing on the Bayou Clapateaux. On his way home after having caught a million fish, he loses half of them to a wily alligator, half of the remaining lot to a band of pirate raccoons, several thousands more to a flock of attacking crows before running into his neighbor's greedy cat. A well-paced, wildly funny story set in the Louisiana bayou, whimsically illustrated with boldly colored oil paintings. (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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