Fish: A refugee's story of hope and survival (Paperback)L. S. Matthews (author)
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Winner of the Fidler Award, this is a compelling, globally successful book about becoming a refugee, told with compassion and hope.
War and drought have come to Tiger's country. Just before Tiger's family leaves, Tiger finds a fish struggling for life in a drying-up puddle - and rescues it. And so they set off on a dangerous journey across the mountains, with only what they can carry on their backs - the fish's grip on survival mirroring their own.
Critically acclaimed for its subtlety and simplicity, this is a universal fable where the specifics of geography, conflict and even the gender of the narrator are not given. Anyone can identify with Tiger's desire to make a difference to the world, and keep hope alive.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 162 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
[An] unpretentious gem of a novel * South China Morning Post *
Outstanding * Aldershot Mail *
Stunning debut novel * The Glasgow Herald *
the fable-like quality of the telling has a subdued power. * Linda Newbury, TES *
Matthews allows just enough detail - and heart - to make miracles feel possible. * Book of the week, Publishers Weekly *
powerful and often surreal tale * Western Gazette *
A very unusual book, it maintained its pace ... the characters are so well drawn. * Armadillo *
A wonderful story of survival simply and powerfully told. * Daily Echo *
A strong, tender story ... I highly recommend this book. * Children's Books in Ireland *
A Dog for Life: 'Children of eight to 11 will love it. And so did I.' * Telegraph *
The Outcasts: 'this absorbing adventure story ... would provoke much useful discussion among KS3 students, both in the classroom and within a smaller book-group context.' * School Librarian *