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- DescriptionA 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 choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he s always kwn, 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 eugh to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?
- Author BiographyDavid Almond is the winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the most prestigious award in international children s literature. He is known worldwide as the multi-award-winning author of Skellig, Clay, and many other novels, stories, and plays. With Candlewick, he is the author of My Dad s a Birdman and The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon, both illustrated by Polly Dunbar, as well as The Savage, Slog s Dad, and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf, all illustrated by Dave McKean. David Almond lives in England. Oliver Jeffers is the author-illustrator of The Incredible Book Eating Boy, which was named a Bisto Book of the Year Honor book, as well as Lost and Found, the recipient of a Nestle Children s Book Prize Gold Medal, among several other picture books. He was born in Australia, grew up in Northern Ireland, and now lives in New York City.
- Author(s)David Almond
- PublisherCandlewick Press (MA)
- Date of Publication06/08/2013
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCandlewick Press (MA)
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight363 g
- Width130 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Illustrator(s)Oliver Jeffers
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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