Me and You and the Red Canoe by Jean E. PendziwolMe and You and the Red Canoe by Jean E. Pendziwol

Me and You and the Red Canoe

byJean E. PendziwolIllustratorPhil

Picture Books | August 1, 2017

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In the stillness of a summer dawn, two siblings leave their campsite with fishing rods, tackle and bait, and push a red canoe into the lake. A perfect morning on the water unfolds, with thrilling glimpses of wildlife along the way.

The narrator describes the experience vividly. Trailing a lure through the blue-green depths, the siblings paddle around a point, spotting a moose in the shallows, a beaver swimming towards its home and an eagle returning to its nest. Suddenly there is a sharp tug and the rod bends to meet the water. A few heart-stopping moments later, the pair pull a silvery trout from the water, then paddle back to the campsite to fry up a delicious breakfast.

The poetic text is accompanied by stunningly beautiful paintings rendered on wood panels that give a nostalgic feeling to the story.

Jean E. Pendziwol has published several highly acclaimed picture books, including Once Upon a Northern Night, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. She is also the author of Marja's Skis, illustrated by Jirina Marton, and The Red Sash and D...
Title:Me and You and the Red CanoeFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 8.75 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8.75 × 8.75 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554988470

ISBN - 13:9781554988471

Appropriate for ages: 5 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect I love that this story is about 2 children - boys, girls, who cares?! They are kids having an adventure. Gorgeous illustrations and lovely messages.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Poetic "I woke before the sun was up, before the moon closed its eyes, before the stars twinkled out, when the whole world was just thinking about the new day, and everything was purple and magical." This is an incredible poetic picture book that tells the story of two children on an early-morning canoe trip to catch a fish. I've never read anything quite like it before. The illustrations are equally fantastic. I highly recommend this book. #plumreviews.
Date published: 2017-09-10

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Me and You and the Red Canoe:A true gem that invites contemplation and reflection in children, who are often too busy to notice the beauty of everyday life. - School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW Free-verse poetry full of sensory details, evocative language, and repetition pair with scratchy illustrations in the greens, browns, and blues of the natural world to capture a morning of fishing from a red canoe. . Evocative, lyrical, perfect. - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEWThe calm, distempered pictures and cool prose of Me and You and the Red Canoe seem to distill the essence of lakeside summertime. - Wall Street JournalPraise for Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. Pendziwol:Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award (Text) and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, among others"A beautiful, lyrical celebration of northern light and night." Kirkus, starred review"A reverent ode to the magic and wonder of an icy winter night." Publishers Weekly, starred review"This is a lovely wintry bedtime story, best for sharing one-on-one." School Library Journal, starred review"A sweet and lovely tale of the magic of waking up to a world transformed by winter." Booklist, starred review