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A Fish Like Grampa's



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A Fish Like Grampa's by Thomas McCabe
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Even before his grandfather called him over to peer inside a cooler in front of a small country grocery store in 1959, eleven-year-old Tommy McCabe knew what he wanted; a fish like Grampa's. An old photo from 1925 had started it all, one taken of his grandfather hoisting a large, Pelican Lake musky, but it was the behemoth in the cooler and his grandfather's words that turned the boy's interest into an obsession. It would lead to a decades-long journey marked with one humorous misadventure after another, punctuated with the inevitable frustration so common among the majority of folks who chase that cagey, wonderful fish. If you start out not knowing what you are doing and basically stay that way for years, musky quests usually end in failure. Not the experiences themselves, however, far from it; especially when all the colorful Northwoods characters and the interaction with them comes into play the way it did for the McCabe brothers and other members of their family, including the infamous mutt Scamp.A Fish Like Grampa's takes you along for the ride, and what a ride it is! Whether you love fishing or not, this book will generate laughter one minute and tug heart strings the next; a slice of genuine 20th century Americana, a story many of us can relate to, regardless of age, and few of us will want to forget. A Fish Like Grampa's...welcome aboard!
Release date NZ
April 11th, 2017
black & white illustrations
Country of Publication
United States
Zaveair Press
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