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The Empty Creel

The Empty Creel

The Center for Wooden Boats Store

By Geraldine Pope and Illustrated by Dennis Cunningham

Lucy and grandfather are a team, and what they like to do best on Saturday mornings is go down to the river in grandpa's old red truck and fish. Not for small fry, but for "The Big One," a silvery salmon so huge it could almost pull their rowboat through the river. In this tale of hope, frustration and reward, Lucy finally does hook "The Big One" -- and what happens to her salmon, and the way she comes to terms with catching, and then losing, something she has dreamed about, is a drama any fisherman worth his (or in this case, her) bait will recognize as real and true.

 

**Dust jacket is discolored from sunlight, but the book itself is still beautiful.