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Böll, Heinrich

The Fishing Lesson

(3) K-3 Adapted by Bernard Friot. Translated by Bernard Friot. Illustrated by Emile Bravo. When he spies a fisherman napping in a boat, a tourist lectures the drowsy seaman about how hard work can lead to wealth, which would allow the fisherman to "nap in the sunshine"...exactly, the fisherman reminds him, what he's been doing! Adapted from Böll's 1963 fable, this flawlessly executed book-length joke features modern-day French artist Bravo's cartoons, which call to mind The Adventures of Tintin.


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