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Fish Boy

Fish Boy

ISBN
9780571326761
Published
04/01/2018
9780571326761
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
304

About the Book

SHORTLISTED – BRANFORD BOASE AWARD

People call me Fish Boy. My skin goes up and down like the waves. My mind goes in and out like the sea. They say I’ve always got my mouth open, that I ask too many questions. But what’s wrong with that?

Billy's got a lot on his mind – that he'd rather not think or talk about. So he watches David Attenborough, because Sir David's asked all the questions and got all the answers, and swims in the sea, just letting his mind drift . . .

So when new boy and nature fan Patrick Green starts at school with 'fingers like steel, strength of a bear’ and a mackerel swims up to Billy's face, blows bubbles into his Vista Clear mask goggles and says: 'Fish Boy', Billy knows he can't keep it secret, because . . . a crazy talking mackerel changes EVERYTHING.

Shimmering with almost-magic and adventure, this is an exceptional read.

Accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Richard Jones.

SHORTLISTED – BRANFORD BOASE AWARDPeople call me Fish Boy. My skin goes up and down like the waves. My mind goes in and out like the sea. They say I’ve always got my mouth open, that I ask too many questions. But what’s wrong with that?Billy's got a lot on his mind – that he'd rather not think or talk about. So he watches David Attenborough, because Sir David's asked all the questions and got all the answers, and swims in the sea, just letting his mind drift . . .So when new boy and nature fan Patrick Green starts at school with 'fingers like steel, strength of a bear’ and a mackerel swims up to Billy's face, blows bubbles into his Vista Clear mask goggles and says: 'Fish Boy', Billy knows he can't keep it secret, because . . . a crazy talking mackerel changes EVERYTHING.Shimmering with almost-magic and adventure, this is an exceptional read.Accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Richard Jones.
  • Chloe Daykin

    An artist, designer, award-winning playwright and teacher, Chloe Daykin lives down a bumpy track by a river in Northumberland with her husband and two boys. Her debut, Fish Boy, won the Northern Writers Award and was published to huge critical acclaim.

“It all goes a little The Shape of Water when, out swimming in the sea, Billy comes mouth to mouth with a talking mackerel who calls him “Fish Boy”. Chloe Daykin’s voice is clear and confident and this reads like a novel from a more experienced writer. Hold your breath and dive in; it’s fish food for the soul.”
- The Times – Book of the Week
“Rare and remarkable”
- Sunday Times

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Fish Boy

Fish Boy

Chloe Daykin