H is for Hook: A Fishing Alphabet
by Judy Young
In H is for Hook: A Fishing Alphabet, seasoned angler Judy Young tackles topics such as types of lures, where to fish, and what equipment you will need, along with the basics of cleaning, filleting, and cooking your final catch. And since every fisherman loves to brag about the "one that got away," she includes suggestions on how to capture your fishing memories through journals and photography. For anglers everywhere, reading H is for Hook is the next best thing to being at the end of a fishing pole waiting to land that big one.
- Dewey: 799.1
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585363476): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2008, 04/16/2008
- PDF (9781627532013): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627535250): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Language Arts
- Series: Sports Alphabet
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 5.0
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 122420
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball (JNF054010)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
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Author: Judy Young
Judy Young remembers writing a poem for her grandmother when she was about ten. Her grandmother encouraged her to keep writing, and Judy did! Judy is the author of over twenty children’s picture books and her first children’s novel, Promise. Judy’s books are used extensively in the public schools and have received numerous awards and honors. One of the most cherished is hearing LeVar Burton read A Pet for Miss Wright for Reading Rainbow Storytime Video to celebrate National Reading Month. Another, was watching as R is for Rhyme, A Poetry Alphabet was performed by the University of Utah’s Creative Dance Program.
Judy received her MA in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Tulsa and formerly worked in the public schools for 20 years. Her first book was published in 2001, and in 2004, Judy left the schools to fulfill her dream of writing full-time. A frequent speaker at schools, children’s lit fests and professional educational conferences, Judy’s firsthand experience in the schools makes her programs not only entertaining, but directly related to school curriculum.
Judy resides in the Bear River Range near Mink Creek, Idaho, with her husband, Ross, a professional artist, who illustrated two of Judy’s books. They have two grown children and several dogs. In her spare time, Judy enjoys hiking, fishing and gallivanting around the country in “Arlo,” the Young’s traveling studio.
Illustrator: Gary Palmer
Gary Palmer’s murals can be seen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. He has also created prints for the North Carolina Nature Conservatory. He has worked in commercial illustration for numerous ad agencies, corporations and magazine and book publishers.
Gary’s home studio in Charlotte overlooks perennial and water gardens in a woodland setting. He is an avid outdoorsman, and has taken regular camping and fishing trips with his family throughout North Carolina. He loves to explore the back roads and trails of the Tar Heel state with his wife, Rebecca, and sons Joel and Evan.