Reenie and her mama love to go fishing down by the river. But the peace of their idyllic fishing spot is often marred by the appearance of Peter Troop and his daddy. Peter is loud and scares the fish away. And the Troops harbor some resentment toward them, too. Peter and his daddy are fishing for food; Reenie and Mama fish for fun. The Troops are white; Reenie and Mama are black. And in the Jim Crow South, it is this last difference that is most significant. One day, when the Troops' fishing reel breaks, Reenie overcomes their mutual fear and mistrust to help Peter-an act that holds the promise of friendship and understanding.
|Lexile ® Measure||690L|
|Product Type||Hardcover Books|
|Primary Contributor||Andrea Pinkney and Shane Evans|
|Age Groups||Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9|
|Publisher||Little, Brown Book Group|