This catch and release story, told in verse, features a handicapped boy pursuing his dream with heroism and sacrifice. In the end, he displays the wisdom and strength sometimes found only in the heart of a child.
The King of Fish earned The Florida Writer's Association 2012 Royal Palm Literary Award as the Best Published Children's Picture Book. Aside from author, Darrell House's, visual verse and storytelling ability, the book features beautiful, watercolor illustrations from world class illustrator Patti Argoff.
The silver shadow flashed as he firmly took the bait, and the fishing rod bent in half beneath the fish's weight.
He leaped above the water just to give the boy a fight, and the King became a rainbow in the fading evening light.