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The boy who swam with piranhas

By: ALMOND, DAVID Jeffers, Oliver(Illustrated by)

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1406320765 / 9781406320763
Hardback
823.92
13/08/2012
Stock expected by 26/07/2019
England
21 cm 243 p.
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 223479, Points 5.00, Book Level 3.70,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More

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.

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