Pass Me By: Gone Fishin’

By Kat Simmers (Author), Ryan Danny Owen (Author), Kat Simmers (Illustrator)


Pass Me By: Gone Fishin’ is about Ed, an older resident of a northern Canadian town who is struggling with his recent dementia diagnosis. Gone Fishin’ is the first in a five-book series that tells this very human story, depicted in striking teal and pink art. While the story is fictional, Simmers’ own rural experience helps give the characters an authentic feel. This graphic novel could certainly be used in English lessons, but it could also be used to talk about community or friendship more broadly. In particular, readers who have a family member dealing with dementia might find this book provides a beneficial perspective.

Additional Information

Awards: Winner, Book Illustration, 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards

Formats (2)
List Price
List Price