for A Million Fish...More or Less by Patricia C. McKissack and Dena Schutzer
Inspired by the tall tales of Papa-Daddy and Elder Abbajon, young Hugh Thomas recounts a whopper of a fish tale of his own after a day of fishing on the Bayou Clapateaux. On his way home after having caught a million fish, he loses half of them to a wily alligator, half of the remaining lot to a band of pirate raccoons, several thousands more to a flock of attacking crows before running into his neighbor's greedy cat. A well-paced, wildly funny story set in the Louisiana bayou, whimsically illustrated with boldly colored oil paintings. (Ages 4-7)
CCBC Choices 1992. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992. Used with permission.
Using 10 story books, this collection presents 10 literature-based lessons for grades 4-6 that link mathematics with literature.
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