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April the Red Goldfish

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781907912405
Author(s): Marjolaine Leray
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2014
Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books
Dimensions: 200 x 11 x 200 (w x l x h)
Pages: 40
Pages: 5-8

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From the creator of Little Red Hood...Meet April. A young goldifsh seeking worldy adventures. And the meaning of life. Marjolaine Leray's iconic red scribbles are back! From the same author-illustrator as the best-selling and much reviewed Little Red Hood, comes this exceptionally clever, witty and oh so stylish tale of a young fish's search for meaning of life and what means to be trapped in one's own goldfish bowl.April the Red Goldfish is not a book for very young children; it is a picturebook for older children with huge crossover teenage / adult gift appeal. For any young person desperate to fly the nest or about to embark on their first solo travels, this little fish could be the perfect gift. - REVIEWS - 'Philosophical and about overcoming. A wide-eyed goldfish, April, is 'searching for the meaning of life'. There is a particularly comic spread in which April, fearing that life has no meaning, contemplates rows of empty goldfish bowls, with a fish skeleton at the bottom of the last one. Leray's piquant wit is everywhere and when April dreams of taming wild animals, the beast on show is, plainly, a yellow rubber duck. (For tormented sophisticates of all ages.)'
-- Kate Kellaway, OBSERVER. 'Surreal, scribbled account of teen goldfish's angst-ridden rebellion. Disconcertingly funny' -- Imogen Russel Williams, METRO'The story of this soul-searching goldfish is witty and droll, particularly because goldfish are often seen as the most insignificant and pointles Please click here to ask a question
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