A very simple yet powerful story about taking leaps and making sacrifices. Although not so much about compromise. Sometimes it does take ONE hero. If we wait around for "compromise," we might miss out. Ultimately: a story about ACTION. The Story of Fish and Snail by Deborah Freedman
The Story of Fish and Snail by Deborah Freedman. Every day, Snail waits for Fish to return and tell him a story but their friendship is tested when Fish asks Snail to take a leap out of their book to actually see a new pirate book in the library.
In footage that might disturb some viewers, a fisherman on a boat off the shore of the Dominican Republic is nearly impaled by a 350-pound blue marlin when it dramatically leaps on board. While the angler lived to tell the tale of his near miss, the impressive marlin sadly didn't fare as well.
Lucky Fish travels along a lush current — a confluence of leaping vocabulary and startling formal variety, with upwelling gratitude at its source: for love, motherhood, “new hope,” and the fluid and rich possibilities of words themselves. With an exuberant appetite for “my morning song, my scurry-step, my dew,” anchored in complicated human situations, this astounding young poet’s third collection of poems is her strongest yet.
Photographer Angus James was fortunate enough to capture this shot. He said: "As I was pulling my lure from the fish to release back into the water I noticed two little eyes looking back at me from inside the fish's mouth. After capturing this picture, the little green tree frog leaped straight past my head onto the nearest tree. It was one of the coolest things I have seen in my life! This is one lucky frog!"
10-year-old Melody wants to fly, to soar like an eagle far above the troubles in her earth-bound life. When Melody leaps off a swing and into the mystical realm of Chimeroan where dreams come true, she begins a journey to not only earn her wings, but to face her past, conquer her fears, and to discover that the things that hold us back—even the things we want most desperately or fear with all our heart—are not always what they seem.