Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
Grace loves being with her gramps, but there are things she is not so sure of: the dark; scary movies; trying new things she has never tried before. So when Gramps takes her fishing on a dark, foggy morning, she has her doubts — lots of them. How can she tell Gramps she's not as keen on adventure as he is without spoiling their time together? Some bemused assurance from Gramps and a timely flash of creativity from Grace solve the problem and prove once and for all that no one is too young to go fishing or to face new challenges. Fire Pie Trout brings the warmth of a special family relationship and the excitement of growing just a little bigger to the darkest, foggiest of mornings.
About the authors
Melanie Mosher won an essay contest when she was in grade two and has been a writer ever since. She lives in a tiny green house with her husband, two daughters, one grand-daughter, and a dog. The house is full, but there is always room for stories. Melanie loves to write for children. Her goal is to kindle their love of words, ignite their imaginations, and spark their creativity. She has many published articles to her credit, but Fire Pie Trout is her first picture book.
Renné Benoit is living her childhood dream of being an artist. Trained in graphic design, she is the award-winning illustrator of more than 15 books for children. Her awards include the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award for Children's Literature for Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion; the OLA Silver Birch Express Award for The Secret of the Village Fool; and the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize for both Fraser Bear and Goodbye to Griffith Street. The latter was also nominated for the Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award. Big City Bees was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration, and A Year of Borrowed Men was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, among others. Renné lives in St. Thomas, Ontario.
"From the special lunch Grace prepares on her own to the delightful conversation between Grace and her Gramps makes a heartwarming story about love and friendship."
"The handsomely designed book has substantial text and nicely composed illustrations. Though it is not an early reader, simple vocabulary, repetition and uncomplicated sentence structure make it a good choice for beginning readers. Like the story's heroine, transitioning readers may feel they are taking a step up to big-kid literature."