Adventure - For Grown-ups
This is a funny story in which the star struggles to catch fish with his/her
fishing partner. The story ends with them catching the biggest fish and
winning the tournament to the amazement of their friends who thought they would
come up with nothing!
A detailed story of
this book is given below. We guarantee satisfaction so
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also have a version for children
Book#513b Hard cover,
6 3/4" x 8 1/4", 36 pages, For
For children's version
Please include the following on the order
Book number (513b)
First name throughout the story
(that is the fishing location.
You may provide name of lake or river, instead). Please enter this on the order
form where hometown is requested.
- Names of up
to 3 friends
- Name of fishing partner
(not one of the friends above)
- Name of the
person giving the book
- Date the book is given
On the order form, select book #513b
which is for young children.
My Fishing Adventure
(Grown-ups) - The Detailed
As you read the story substitute
the underlined information with yours. This is just a sample, your book
will be made
using the requested details above.
- Page 1 - The book title and picture
- Page 2 - Picture illustration
(2 samples shown above
- Page 3 - "My Fishing Adventure" was
created especially for Michael Jeremy Smith at the age of
53, with love from
Grandma and Grandpa, June 12, 2008
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had been a long day, and Mike Smith was ready to hit the sack. As usual,
he was looking forward to his favorite bedtime activity - reading his fishing
catalog. Although he rarely caught anything, Mike was hooked on fishing.
If he could only learn to land the big ones at Atlanta!
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Certainly Mike, at the ripe age of 53, was no longer a child. However,
Larry, Wayne and Bob suspected that deep down, he would always be a kid at
heart when it came to fishing. Fortunately for Mike, nobody knew Bobber
Bear was his hero! He carried his bear with him on every fishing trip.
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Being a real snoozer, Mike began to doze off. He started to dream he had
become Bobber Bear. This was the most exciting dream he had ever had in
his whole life! Dad, his fishing pal, was also transformed into a bear.
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Now, to most of us, being transformed into a bear might be cause for a little
concern. but Mike was excited about it! After all, bears, unlike
himself, often catch fish. Not wanting to waste the opportunity, Mike
and Dad hurriedly entered the fishing tournament. Maybe this time they
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Mike and Dad checked out sinkers, flies, hooks, floats and anything else they
might need for the fishing contest at The Best Little Lure House. They
also found time to pick up a few munchies and some cold beverages. Mike
didn't have enough pocket change to buy the new boat he admired. You'd
think anything was possible in a dream!
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Next, Mike and Dad decided a visit to a fish aquarium would be beneficial.
Last year, after being skunked at the tournament, Mike had bought a rather
large fish to fool Larry, Wayne and Bob. Embarrassingly, though, the
fish he had purchased was not even local to the area. Mike's
credibility as a fishing wizard went right down the drain!
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Before they knew it, they were at their favorite fishing hole, Atlanta.
Mike and Dad opened their cold beverages and started some serious fishing.
as usual, the bites were incredible! Unfortunately, only the mosquitoes
and flies enjoyed the action.
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Several hours (and beverages) later, Mike and Dad were getting discouraged.
Despite being fishing bears, they still weren't catching any fish!
"Phew, it sure seems hot today," exclaimed Mike. "I'm sure I've had too
much sun!" he opened yet another beverage.
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After trying all their other lures, they decided to switch to worms.
Worms wiggled so much, and because Mike was also a klutz, he often hooked
himself, not the worm. Mercifully, Dad agreed to bait his hook.
"We've got to catch something," they both agreed. "Otherwise, we'll have
to listen to all that ridicule from Larry, Wayne and Bob again this year.
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Mike prided himself on being a skilled angler. There was nothing he
couldn't do with a rod and line. However, today his coordination seemed
to be off. This was just more proof he had already had too
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After losing more than a few worms, sinkers and hooks, Mike was finally
successful. "Looks like a fish, only smaller!" quipped Dad. "Well,
at least I caught something that was alive!" retorted Mike. "I can't
wait to show Larry, Wayne and Bob the 20-pound boot you hooked."
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Mike and Dad had been fishing for hours and had only caught that one small
fish. "I can't believe this!" complained Mike. "I thought bears
always caught lots of fish!" "Why don't you just wind in your line, and
let's eat our lunch?" Dad asked. "Then we can go home." "I can't
now," grumbled Mike, "I think I'm snagged again."
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Suddenly, there was a big jerk on the end of Mike's line. No...it wasn't
Dad. "LOOK!" Mike shouted, as he grabbed his rod.
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Mike and Dad knew the sun must really be affecting them. They imagined
this fish was so-o-o big that it started pulling their boat! Of course,
never having caught a big fish before, they thought it wasn't hard for their
imaginations to play such a trick on them. However, they were going so
fast, Dad had to hold on to keep from flying out of the boat along with
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the story goes, the boat went faster and faster. Furthermore, it was
claimed that fishermen came from miles around to witness this incredible
event. Mike clearly remembered Larry, Wayne and Bob cheering (or was it
jeering?) from the shore. "I'm going to catch this fish and win the
trophy even if it takes me all night!" declared a determined Mike.
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everyone's surprise, especially Larry, Wayne and Bob, Mike somehow managed to
land the fish. Even more unbelievable, he was proclaimed the winner of
the fishing tournament. "Mike! Wake up!" said Dad, shaking
Mike out of
his dream. "I just entered us in the fishing tournament. Let's go
now, or we'll be late!"
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