The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

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.

Details

Author(s)
David Almond, Oliver Jeffers
Format
Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions
137 x 204 x 26mm | 378g
Publication date
22 Aug 2012
Publisher
Walker Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
20 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
1406320765
ISBN13
9781406320763
Bestsellers rank
64,965