In the story, young Marco goes fishing, and an old farmer calls him a fool. 'The pool is too small. And, you might as well know it, when people have junk, here's the place that they throw it.' But Marco is a boy with a big imagination and a lot of patience. As he sees it, McElligot's Pool might be connected to an underground river; which might be connected to the sea; which might be filled with any number of fantastic fish. This jacketed edition makes an ideal gift for fish fanciers, big dreamers, and Seuss fans of all ages.