Monday, February 26, 2018


 Illustrated by Émile Bravo

A fisherman napping in his boat is interrupted by a tourist. The tourist explains to the fisherman that he could make more money if he just spent more time fishing. 

The tourist doesn't stop there. With every page his business plan grows more ambitious. New boats are added, then a smokehouse, a canning factory, a private helicopter, a Paris restaurant, and an export business. 

"And then you could come and relax here in the harbor, take a nap in the sunshine, or just enjoy the magnificent view!” says the tourist.

The fisherman has a short but perfect reply. 

Illustrated in a handsome cartoon style (inspired by THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN),
THE FISHING LESSON is a funny and insightful story about work and contentment.

(Thank you to Eerdmans.)

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