The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
David Almond

Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers


David Almond strikes again with yet another crazily-inventive, oddly off-kilter, and utterly and bafflingly English fable about how we all really do fit in... somewhere. A must-read. (For ages 9-12) —Recommended by Jeff, City Lights Books

A boy escapes home to seek his own way in the world in a whimsical new outing by the award-winning David Almond, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.

Stanley Potts's uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned barmy. But there's darkness in the madness, and when Uncle Ernie's obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he’s always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?

Title The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
Author David Almond
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Publisher Candlewick Press
Title First Published 02 September 2013
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0763661694
ISBN-13 9780763661694
Publication Date 02 September 2013
Main content page count 256
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $15.99
 


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