The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas

Author: David Almond
Homepage 9781406337464

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General Fields

  • : $16.99(AUD)
  • : 9781406337464
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : 0.207
  • : May 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : November 2013
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  • : books

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  • : David Almond
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  • : Paperback
  • : 1113
  • : Oliver Jeffers
  • : English
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  • : 256
  • : 20
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Description

Multi-award-winning author David Almond brings us a joyfully life-affirming and fabulously fishy tale about one boy's journey from anguish to joy. Stanley Potts is just an ordinary boy, but when all the jobs in Fish Quay disappear his Uncle Ernie develops an extraordinary fascination with canning fish. Suddenly their home is filled with the sound of clanging machinery and the stench of mackerel, and Uncle Ernie's obsession reaches such heights that he would even can Stan's beloved goldfish! Stan, however, has his own destiny, which leads him - via a hook-a-duck stall - to Pancho Pirelli, the blue-caped madman who swims with piranhas. And as Stan delves into the waters, he finally discovers who he really can be. This title is fully illustrated in black and white by the award-winning Oliver Jeffers.